Nick Lipscombe ~ Historian, Author & Tour Guide
Nick Lipscombe MSc, FRHistS is a historian specialising in the Napoleonic Wars and in particular the Peninsular War. He has written numerous books and papers on matters relating to the Napoleonic wars. His first book, An Atlas and Concise Military History of the Peninsular War was published in 2010 and was selected as the Daily Telegraph (History) Book of the Year. He is recognised as a world authority on the battles and battlefields of the Iberian Peninsula and Southern France. He has recently commenced a project on the English Civil War - see below.
Nick was born in 1958 in Angers, France and served for thirty-four years in the British Army where he saw considerable operational service. He was awarded the US Bronze Star in 2006.
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WHAT IS NEW FOR 2020
Nick with a group at the Mayor's House at Barroilhet, during his recent tour in the Pyrenees - Wellington's Invasion of France.
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The long-awaited Atlas and Concise history of the English Civil Wars (Wars of the Three Kingdoms) 1638-1651 is to be published in mid-2020. This work is in the same format as Nick’s award-winning Peninsular War Atlas and has over 160 colour maps to accompany the narrative. It is the first ever complete atlas of the wars and has been put together in conjunction with the Battlefields Trust and the National Civil War Centre.
Nick continues to run courses at the University of Oxford’s Department of Continuing Education. For the Oxford Experience (summer school) at Christ Church College he is running, for the second year, a one-week course on the Duke of Wellington. In the Michaelmas Term 2020 he will be presenting a ten-week course on the History of the British Army: From the English Civil War to the War on Terror 1644-2014.
In conjunction with Professor Jeremy Black, Nick is leading two of the Oxford and Cambridge Alumni tours in 2020. The first is to Portugal where they will be covering the aspects of the Peninsular War from 1808 to 1811. The second tour will look at the first English Civil War that raged from 1642 to 1646. More details can be found on the tours’ page