General Brock and the Maiwand Lion – 13th May 2024

A TADS talk by Mike Cooper

Monday 13th May 2024; 8.00 pm at Heath End Village Hall, Heath End Road, Baughurst, RG26 5LU

The Maiwand Lion in Forbury Gardens, Reading commemorates a battle fought in Afghanistan in 1880. The lion is posed in snarling defiance to the north – towards Russia. This talk looks at the Battle of Maiwand against the backdrop of Anglo- Russian rivalry in Asia – The Great Game and the history of the Lion itself.

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