Skip to main content
Plan your visit
Loading Events
Fort Nelson

Fort talks

Queen Victoria's soldiers
30th January 2019 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Book now

Join us for a series of monthly evening lectures. This month’s topic is:

Queen Victoria’s soldiers

This talk will give an explanation of how the British Army and the life of the regular soldier changed from 1837 to the beginning of the twentieth century, from the time of the Duke of Wellington to the Boer War, from the musket to the machine gun.

Michael Forrest regularly speaks on various Victorian military history subjects. He is a member of the Portsdown Artillery Volunteers, based at Fort Nelson, where he dresses in the uniform of a 1880s artilleryman, performing authentic gun drills and firing garrison artillery.


Michael Forrest