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History - Art & Culture
Felicity Herring BA MA wrote her dissertation on the paintings of Nelson's battles and began lecturing on the life of Admiral Lord Nelson in 2004 and did her first cruise the following year 2005, two hundred years after the death of Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar. A highlight of her lecturing career was talking on HMS Victory, Nelson's flagship. She became a lecturer for NADFAS (now renamed the Arts Society) in 2007 for which she has ten talks in which she brings together her interest in 19th century history and art and enjoys sharing it with others. Now resident in Dorset she has travelled widely having lived in three continents.
1. The Life and Loves of Admiral Lord Nelson - illustrated with copies of paintings of him, his battles and Emma his beautiful mistress.

2. The Battle of Trafalgar

3. 19th Century British Marine Painting - illustrated with paintings of ships and the sea in all conditions from battle scenes to the tranquil calm of harbours.

4. A Journey to Egypt and the Holy Land with David Roberts
This talk about David Roberts begins in Spain and features his journey up the Nile and into the Holy Land in 1838, illustrated with copies of his paintings of the great temples and the historic sites he saw on that journey.

5. Lady Butler: battle artist
Elizabeth Butler was a genteel Victorian lady who chose to paint battle pictures, an unusual choice for a 19th century woman. The battle scenes she depicted included the Peninsula Wars in Spain, Waterloo, Crimea, Afghanistan, the Boer War up to and including WWI, this talk shows her pictures and gives the audience details of the battles as well as details of her life married to an army officer in the 19th century.

6. An Artist's View of 19th Century Rural Britain - features idyllic views of the countryside by artists such as Constable and Turner and in contrast illustrations of the hardship of rural life in the 19th century and introduces historic information about health, education and working conditions of the time.

7. Fun and Games - the Victorians at Leisure
Follows what people in the 19th century were doing in their leisure time from tennis to football to sailing, all illustrated with paintings of the time featuring artists such as Sir John Lavery and James Tissot.

8. Sir David Wilkie: painter of everyday countryfolk

9. A Journey to Italy with the 19th Century British Artist W L Wyllie - Marine Artist 1851 - 1931
Lectured from 2005 to 2011 - stopped when my husband was diagnosed with leukaemia.
Lectured on Saga, Fred Olsen and Discovery cruises