Monday 15 October 2012
£10 – bring a picnic
Booking essential: Call 020 7332 3851 or see http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/archives-and-city-history/london-metropolitan-archives/Pages/default.aspx
From the start of the American Civil War the seceding Southern states were
attempting to gain independence from the Federal government. Lacking
manpower and munitions necessary to win against the heavily-populated and
industrial North, the Confederacy looked to Europe for intervention and
realised Britain was most likely to offer help owing to its need for Southern
As a result of this, London was flooded by agents and propagandists from
both the South and the Union, engaging in a war of words, as diplomats and
journal editors tried to win the ear and the favour of the British establishment.
Dr Tom Sebrell will be giving a morning presentation on the propaganda war
and its political intrigues, followed by a walking tour of the historic sites which
were home to the journals and historical figures around the City.
10.30am – 1pm
Talk and presentation by Dr Tom Sebrell of Queen Mary
2pm – 4pm
Guided walk led by Dr Sebrell (see http://www.acwlondon.org/
for more details).
LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVES, 40, NORTHAMPTON ROAD, LONDON, EC1R 0HB