Crusade 2016 Guest Speakers

Penarth & District Wargames Society is proud to present this years guest speakers for Crusade 2016.

Adrian Goldsworthy Guest Speaker At Crusade 2013Adrian GoldsworthyAdrian is one of the stalwart members of our club and helps organise a huge amount of games over the years. An Oxford Ancient History (DPhil) graduate and a prolific writer of both fact and fiction and of course an appearance on ‘Time Commanders’. His works include:

Caesar: The Life of a Colossus, The Fall of the West: The Death of the Roman superpower and Antony and Cleopatra

More recently he has delved into historical fiction with his books ‘True Soldier Gentleman’, ‘Beat The Drums Slowly’ and ‘Send Me Back Safely Again’ with a new title in the pipeline.

Find out more about Adrian on his official website here or see his books on Amazon here

Robert W Jones Speaking at Crusade 2015 Wargames ShowRobert Jones

Robert Jones is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds, and a part-time lecturer in medieval history at Cardiff University.

His book Brazen Armour and Bloodied Banners: Martial Display on the Medieval Battlefield (Amazon Link) was published by Boydell & Brewer in 2010.

He has also written various papers for academic journals including the Journal for Medieval Military History. A military historian and wargamer of over 20 years, with interests in all periods from ancient through to modern, he specialises in the medieval period. A long-time member of the Sealed Knot English Civil Wars re-enactment society, he is also a student of the medieval longsword and 16th-century rapier as a Western martial art, studying with the Messengers group based in Swindon.

Gareth Glover Guest Speaker At Crusade Wargames ShowGARETH GLOVER

Has edited and published a vast collection of previously unknown sources for the Napoleonic era, and in particular for the Peninsular War and the Hundred Days. These have added greatly to our knowledge and often challenged the traditional version of events. Of particular note is the on-going Waterloo Archive. Vols. 1-6 published by Frontline. Further details of his books may be found on his website –