Author Talk: The Charge of the Heavy Brigade with Martin Sheppard

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Date(s) - Wednesday 18/05/2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Primrose Hill Community Library


Martin Sheppard’s new book on the Crimean War is a radical reinterpretation of two of the most famous charges in military history at the battle of Balaklava in 1854. The Charge of the Heavy Brigade, two hours before that of the Light Brigade, has until now been overshadowed by the Charge of the Light Brigade, which took place two hours later. Under General James Scarlett, the Heavy Brigade charged uphill and defeated a much larger force of Russian cavalry. Its victory had far more strategic importance than that of the Light Brigade.


Primrose Hill Community Library
Sharpleshall Street, NW1 8YN
0207 419 6599,

£2 donation at the door