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Virtual Lunch Bite – Portrait of General Sir William Green
January 21, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Museum Collections and Operations Manager Paul Newman as he discusses a portrait of General Sir William Green, Baronet (1725-1811), by George Carter (1737-1794), ca 1784. As the chief engineer for Gibraltar prior to and during the Franco-Spanish siege of the British territory, it was Green who designed, lobbied for and oversaw the construction of greater defenses of the Rock. This Lunch Bite will focus on why one of the Revolutionary War’s greatest sieges was fought on the doorstep to the Mediterranean Sea and how engineer William Green made sure the British kept their outcrop of Empire.
The presentation will last approximately 30 minutes on Zoom. Registration is required to access the Lunch Bite.