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Five Years in 50 Minutes- An Overview of the American Civil War

Talks - History; Talks - General Interest

Event Description

The American Civil War is viewed as the most significant event in the country’s history. But why did the United States and the Confederate States go to war? In this talk we will explore why and how the American Civil war was fought. Along the way we will visit Bull Run, Gettysburg and Antietam (illustrated with photographs taken by me on these battlefields), meet such legends as Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davies and Robert E. Lee and learn how the war produced the United States we know today.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 45
David Skillen

Meet The Speaker, David

David Skillen is an engaging and animated professional speaker on a variety of historical subjects. During his 35 years in the Civil Service he ran training programmes on public speaking and spoke to audiences from 5 to 500 people. Since retiring five years ago David has travelled extensively across the UK giving fully illustrated talks to a variety of groups such as, Probus, WI, National Trust, Local History Groups and U3A.

Preparing for the Event

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We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!