Historical Society

The Society has now been running in its current form for the last 15 years. During that time, guest speakers have included Field Marshall Edwin Brammell (twice), the late Richard Holmes (also twice) and, most recently, Ismini Pells who is currently serving in the Active Unit. She gaves us a fascinating talk about the life of Philip Skippon and his career, particularly during the Civil War. From 1639, he was appointed Captain-Leader of the HAC, becoming our Captain-General in 1656, a post he held until his death in 1660.