Wood Brothers sign with Past Preservers

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Founded by archaeologist Nigel J. Hetherington in 2005, Past Preservers provides professional support to the heritage and media industries. Past Preservers provides historical and archaeological consultancy to the media by providing expert guidance and council throughout the creative process. Past Preservers draws on a global network of expertise to deliver innovative and effective heritage management […]

$US1600 Jama Fund Donation Delivered to Tunisia

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Good news on our fundraiser for the Tunisian village of Jama!  You may remember that we visited Jama during our filming of the last episode of ‘On Hannibal’s Trail’ when we explored where Hannibal fought his last battle.  Thanks to all your efforts we managed to raise US$1600 – thanks very much everyone –  which […]

Hannibal Exhibition in France: ‘Hannibal and the Alps: a Crossing, a Myth’

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Hannibal is back at a temporary exhibition in Grenoble’s Musee Dauphinois that runs until July next year.  Francoise Letoublin, professor of Greek Literature from Grenoble’s Stendhal University alerted us to this Hannibal expose.   The exhibit looks at the myth of Hannibal and his personality through a variety of archaeological, literary and artistic sources.  If  you […]

Oxford High School talk

Posted Posted in Charity, Hannibal, History

A big thank you to the girls in their final year at Oxford High School for having me come and talk to them last week. And to Rachael Pallas-Brown their teacher. A fun, perceptive and intelligent audience – I had a great time. At least until we were compared to the label of a peanut […]

Kelmscott School talk

Posted Posted in Carthage, Charity, Hannibal, History

Thanks a lot to all the year 10 and 11 students at Kelmscott school who sat patiently through my Hannibal talk the other day! A very generous and forgiving audience. One of the best questions of the day was “what was the most peculiar thing that you came across on your trip?” I had to […]

The Next Trail?

Posted Posted in Cycling, History

Hi everyone, Hannibal is back on the BBC so this prompted us to start planning our next historical journey. We would love everyones input – we have a few ideas so have made a poll on our website… If you look on our homepage on the righthand side you will see the poll. Please vote […]

Hannibal Talk in San Francisco

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If you’re free this Saturday and in San Francisco – just when you thought Wood Brothers might have had enough of Hannibal – one of us is giving a talk at the San Francisco Public Library.  ‘On Hannibal’s Trail: Biking the Alps’ starts at 1030am in the Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room B of the main library on 100 Larkin Street.  […]

Episode 5 – Hannibal the Great

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Tonight’s episode of On Hannibal’s Trail deals with a moment in history when the fate of the world hung on a knife edge. In ‘Hannibal the Great’ at 830pm on BBCFour we follow the Carthaginian commander around Italy and re-enact his big victories against the Romans. As we cycle away from the battlefield of Cannae, […]

Episode 4 – Over the Alps

Posted Posted in Alps, History, Press

Probably the most famous part of Hannibal’s invasion march to Italy was his crossing of the Alps. Getting a huge army and herd of war elephants across the mountains in autumn was a phenomenal feat – even though he did lose a substantial portion of his men. In episode 4 of the series tonight (8:30pm, […]