Sam Chadwick

Postrgraduate student and Visiting Lecturer

Qualifications

BA Archaeology with Forensic Biology (Chester College; University of Liverpool); MA in Military History (Chester)

Overview

I am a Visiting Lecturer specialising in the English Civil War. I am currently completing my PhD thesis, focusing on artillery in sieges. I teach the English Civil War seminar set for the level 4: The Mystery of History module. I am interested in all aspects of British warfare but tend to limit my focus toward the English Civil War and the Wars of the Roses. In particular I specialise in the first English Civil War.

Teaching

I contribute to the teaching of the following modules:

  • The Mystery of History

Research

My doctoral research explores the significance of artillery in sieges in the English Civil War. It uses a combination of archaeology, accounts, letters and historic manuals to determine their use and influence in these conflicts.

Published work

Articles and Chapters

‘‘That factious City’ Exeter during the Civil War – A city with two Identities.’ Context (Chester: University of Chester Press, December 2015)

‘Chester under Siege: An old city under fire from a new technology’ Context, 1 (2014), pp. 22-31

http://www.chester.ac.uk/node/24440

 

Conference and Seminar Papers

 ‘That factious City’ Exeter during the Civil War – A city with two Identities’, (University of Chester, History and Archaeology conference, May 2015).

‘Brereton as a besieger’, (University of Chester, History and Archaeology conference, May 2014).

‘The Retribution of Chester?’, (University of Chester, History and Archaeology conference, May 2013).

‘Ceci n’est pas une balle de mousquest’, (University of Chester, History and Archaeology conference, May 2012).