The Anglo-Sikh Wars

Date / time: 24 October, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Anglo-Sikh Wars

The Victorian Military Society’s Anglo-Sikh Wars Seminar, London, Saturday 24 October 2020.

One hundred and seventy five years ago, General Sir Hugh Gough, Commander-in-Chief of British Forces in the East Indies, accompanied by the British Governor-General of India, Sir Henry Hardinge, led the forces of the British Army and the East India Company into the Punjab. The two conflicts that followed, known as the First and Second Anglo-Sikh Wars (1845-46 and 1848-49 respectively), further expanded British rule in India and shaped the history of the sub-continent. We are delighted to announce that the Victorian Military Society’s annual seminar in 2020 will be held at the Civil Service Club, London SW1, on the theme of the Anglo-Sikh Wars, and we have a distinguished panel of speakers including:

  • Gurinder Singh Mann of the Sikh Museum Initiative, on ‘Relics and Artefacts from theAnglo-Sikh Wars’
  • Amarpal Singh Sidhu, military historian and author, on ‘The battlefield of Ferozeshah’.
  • Christopher Brice, biographer of Field Marshal Gough, on ‘Lord Gough and the Anglo-Sikh Wars’.
  • Neil Carleton of the Victoria & Albert Museum, on ‘Sikh Artillery during the 1st and 2nd Anglo-Sikh Wars’.

Tickets are £15 for VMS members; £17 for non-members. Cheques payable to ‘Victorian Military Society’. Please send cheques to Dan Allen, 20 Priory Road, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 7QN.


Location: Civil Service Club, Great Scotland Yard, Whitehall London SW1A 2HJ