Jane Austen and the Military

Jane Austen includes several characters in her novels who are (or have) been in the military. This is not surprising, as through most of her writing career Britain was locked in a titanic struggle against Napoleonic France, in which battles such as Trafalgar and Waterloo were fought. But what does she tell us about the military of her time, and how accurate are her accounts?

Join author and historian Rupert Matthews as he looks at some of Austen’s most famous characters and their military connections.

Tickets £5 Telephone booking line 023 9252 3463

Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport. PO12 1BT - 7.30pm