The Palace of Westminster and the history of the English Parliament

6. June 2018 20:00

John Batty

An illustrated lecture on the birthplace of modern democracy, a 1.000 years of mystery, assassination and persecution as well as the power struggle between the monarchy and the people. The talk is given with insights into the architecture, historical characters and stories of interest and intrigue…

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) John Batty served in the British Army for 37 years. As a Royal Engineer he completed almost 18 years serving in the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) between the years 1964 to 1993. He retired from uniformed service in 2000, when he came to Germany as a civilian to work for British Forces Germany as the coordinator of a number of Christian voluntary organizations providing social welfare support to families and service personnel. He retired from full-time employment in 2014. He lives in Bünde with his wife Doreen. His interests are Golf, Skiing, Choral Singing, the Arts and History. He is also active with the VHS Herford as a linguistic ‘Dozent’. Doreen and John have no plans (as yet) to return to the UK.


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