June Monthly Talk – 1815 Not Just Napoleon and Jane Austen

Lesser known weird and wonderful memories from 1815

Teeth extracted from cadavers, a crashing comet, and the public dissection of a prophet – these were just some of the events recorded in the year of Waterloo.

Making a welcome return visit, join Melanie King as she shares some of the lesser-known amazing , hilarious happenings of an eventful year.  A year that included everything from exploding volcanoes, to Napoleon impersonators and angry mobs ransacking the houses of MPs.

Melanie is a writer of historical non-fiction who has published nine books to date. Her latest, The Secret History of English Spas was released September 2021

She is an experienced speaker and her passion is to make history come alive.  Many of you may remember Melanie’s eye watering talk in January 2022,  ‘Can Onions Cure Ear Ache?’  

She has written on subjects ranging from the History of English Spas, to Spy Masters throughout the First World War.   She always wants to make sure that after each of her talks, there is always at least one factoid, strange but true that you take away.

Meet Melanie Thursday 8th June at 7.30pm at the Museum.

Tickets: £7 / £5 members available from our online shop HERE

This is a live talk at the Museum with simultaneous Live-streaming for those unable to attend in person.  The filmed recording will be available for up to two weeks after the date.