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John Sadler – (History: Wars & Conflicts)

  • Military Historian from Newcastle.
  • Prolifically successful author of Historical non-fiction.
  • Battlefield tour guide, historical interpreter and heritage consultant with many years’ teaching experience.
  • Started his career in history and prehistory on digs in Northumberland during boyhood with the late Professor G. Jobey on a range of Iron Age sites across Northern England from east to west.


John regularly re-enacts prehistory – and pops up on TV now and then, often sporting some rather uncomfortable looking hosiery! Bronze and Iron and often brings a full handling collection for some hands-on experiences.

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“This course was excellent and Mr Sadler is a fearless storyteller who leaves you hanging on his words from session to session. I’m sorry that I haven’t tried one of his history courses previously.”
“Well, that was more enjoyable than I expected it to be because John brings it alive. He knows his stuff and transmits his enthusiasm through to the group. Thanks to all at Higham for a most delightful couple of days.”

November 2021


November 22nd at 18:30 to November 24th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

In 1854 Britain went to war, in alliance with France and Turkey, to take on Czarist Russia to stop The Bear trying to gobble up the Turkey by grabbing the Sultan's Balkan provinces. The western allies, fearful of Russian expansionism, were determined to keep Turkey in the game and deny Russia. This provoked the most unpopular conflict in British history till the 2nd Gulf War - with ageing generals, it was a war of Napoleon fought with new weapons anticipating…

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