History is a subject that is very often overlooked and dubbed irrelevant to the modern world but “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” Is a quote attributed to Edmund Burke (1729-1797) and used since by other notable people.
What is A Moment in Time? It is exactly that, it is “A Moment in Time” any moment from the past.
What can we learn from History as part of A Moment in Time? We strive to in our respective interest areas, to discover how our ancestors lived and worked, what they ate, how they traveled,or not.
We have a diverse portfolio, with members portraying 7th century Persians, Warrior Monks of the Crusades, featuring the Knights of St John of Jerusalem or Hospitallers, English Civil Was of the 17th Century , Polish Nobles (szlachta) of the same period, covering the Cossack uprising of 1648 through to the Battle of Vienna 1683 and ultimately to the Partition of Poland in 1796
The Polish theme continues into the Napoleonic Era with an example of a Drummer of the Grand Duchy of Warsaw fighting for Napoleon . The Napoleonic wars are also represented with Imperial Russian and knowledge of the War that shaped Europe for the next hundred years, until the outbreak of the war to end all wars.
Our Transatlantic cousins are not forgotten either, there is a knowledge base covering from the early settlers, or did the Vikings really get there first?
With portrayals from the American Civil War, both Confederate and Federal, did you know that the final surrender of that conflict occurred at Birkenhead? With the stories of trade from Britain supplying both sides making it a win win situation for the British and how close it came to Britain actively taking part.
There are knowledgeable Boer War participats covering the Wars in South Africa at the end of the 19th Century and our youngest periods covered are World War 2, Korea and Vietnam.