Politics Surrounding Prisoners of War, 1793 to 1815 – Institute of Historical Research Seminar Tomorrow

During the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, prisoners of war became pawns in the political power struggle between the French and British governments. During this period the traditional custom of regular prisoner exchanges changed into that of retention of prisoners for the duration of the war.  Dr Bob Sutcliffe, graduate of the Greenwich Maritime Institute, will relate the story of the political intrigues behind this development and will consider how the resultant increase in the number of prisoners was managed.

This seminar will take place at the Institute of Historical Research on Tuesday 28 January 2018 at 17:15 in Athlone Room.