Public talk about Brock and the Battle of Queenston Heights

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Public talk about Brock and the Battle of Queenston Heights

Published on October 17 2011


An acclaimed British author and military commander whose latest book chronicles the generalship of Maj.-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock will deliver a free public lecture at Brock University this week.

The Department of History at Brock is pleased to present a talk by Lt.-Gen. Jonathon Riley, “Isaac Brock and the Battle of Queenston Heights,” this Friday, Oct. 14, from 2 to 3 p.m., in Thistle 256. His talk is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Riley was appointed Director-General and Master of the Armouries in April 2009, responsible for the Royal Armouries collection of arms, armour and artillery on display at the Tower of London and other major museums in the U.K.

He served 36 years in the British army, latterly as Deputy Commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

Before that, he held military commands on operations in the Balkans as a battalion and brigade commander, in Sierra Leone as Joint Task Force Commander, and in Iraq as Divisional Commander.

Riley has an MA and PhD in history and has published nine books, the two most recent being Decisive Battles: From Yorktown to Operation Desert Storm (2010), and A Matter of Honour: The Life, Campaigns and Generalship of Isaac Brock (2011).

Lt.-Gen. Jonathon Riley will speak at Brock this Friday

Lt.-Gen. Jonathon Riley will speak at Brock this Friday