Exploring the rich and fascinating past of the historic counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. We uncover the history of the people, ideas and events that shaped the West Midlands and the world beyond.
HWM Shop

In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon’s Wars – A video invite from Jenny Uglow

Well-known social historian and prize-winning author Jenny Uglow is publishing a fascinating new book entitled In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon’s Wars.

Jenny will preview her book and explore the stories of people from the region in a special evening organised by History West Midlands in central Birmingham on 30th October.

While the political and military history of the Napoleonic Wars is well known, In These Times turns the news of the first global war upside down, seeing how it reached the people. Illustrated by the satires of Gillray, Rowlandson and the paintings of Turner and Constable, and combining the familiar voices of Jane Austen, Wordsworth, Scott and Byron with others lost in the crowd, the book delves into the archives to tell the moving story of how people lived and loved and sang and wrote, struggling through hard times and opening new horizons that would change their country for a century ahead.

More information and purchase tickets »




Don't miss out on our latest films and releases - sign up for our FREE newsletter »
« back to films
In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon’s Wars – A video invite from Jenny Uglow