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The Bones of Burgos: The Life and Death of Napoleonic Infantrymen

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Dr Edward Coss will explain what the discovery of soldiers killed at the siege of Burgos can tell us about Napoleonic era society.

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Dr Edward J. Coss, (United States Command & General Staff College, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society) will be delivering a dynamic lecture on the project to learn more about the soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars by examining their remains. In this preliminary report, he will discuss a project under development with the Smithsonian Institute to analyse the remains of six soldiers discovered at the Castle of Burgos, which was the scene of a bloody, and ultimately failed siege by the British against its French occupiers in 1812. Ed will outline how cutting edge investigative methods will help us understand little-understood elements of the lives of the men who bore the brunt of the fighting against Napoleonic France.

Entry into this lecture, organised by the Southampton Centre for Nineteenth Century Research and the interdisciplinary journal Romance, Revolution and Reform, is free. The lecture will last around 1 hour, followed by questions from the audience. The event is aimed at specialists and non-specialists, and members of the public who have a general interest in the period - all are welcome.

Enquiries should be directed to Zack White at rrr@soton.ac.uk

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