When picking a list of the Great Captains of History, John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough, will surely feature in most people’s top ten.

Lecture | John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough

30th MAY 2019

18.30PM
20.00PM
The Black Watch Castle and Museum

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

Balhousie Castle, Hay Street
Perth, Perth and Kinross, PH1 5HR, Scotland
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When picking a list of the Great Captains of History, John Churchill, First Duke of Marlborough, will surely feature in most people’s top ten.

In this talk Charles Grant will briefly cover Marlborough’s early years before concentrating on the four battles that made Marlborough famous; Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde and Malplaquet. He will use the four big battles to illustrate why he believes Marlborough should rank as one of those great Captains drawing from examples of his strategic, operational and tactical genius. He will touch on other related aspects of Marlborough’s style including personal example, coalition operations, logistics and sieges.

6:30pm drinks reception (drink included in ticket price), 7:00pm lecture commences

Tickets £10 | £8 Friends of the Black Watch Museum

Reservation is highly recommended! Call The Black Watch Museum for further information.

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The Black Watch Museum is housed in the dramatic and historic Balhousie Castle.

The Black Watch Museum's collection contains significant items that have been gathered by the Regiment throughout its history, right up to the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Uniforms, fine paintings, medals, photographs, diaries, weapons and military equipment, together with film and reminiscences bring to life the proud military heritage of this family regiment.

Balhousie Castle is set in its own beautiful gardens and grounds. A visit to this ancestral home of The Black Watch brings this glorious Regiment's past vibrantly to life.