Talk: Jane Austen and the Military

13 December 19:00

In Jane Austen’s 41 years of life, Great Britain was at war or under threat of invasion for all but ten of those years. Although Jane’s works lack specific detail of the wars, in this talk military historian Alan Turton looks in detail at the militia and local forces with which Jane would have been familiar. This talk is to mark the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death (1817).

West Berkshire Museum
13th December 2017,  7pm – 8pm

Tickets £5 available from West Berkshire Museum and online.  All seating is unreserved.




The Corn Exchange (Newbury) provide box office services, including online booking, for selected events. Where online booking is available you will be directed to a booking page hosted by The Corn Exchange. Online bookings are subject to a £1 booking fee per ticket. Participatory workshops will be exempt from the booking fee.

The bookings page is universal to the Corn Exchange website, please note that the information regarding wheelchair seats and group discounts do not apply to West Berkshire Heritage event.


Bookings made in person, or by telephone  at Shaw House, West Berkshire Museum or the Corn Exchange Box Office will be processed free of charge.