Join Mark Smith for a fascinating journey through the history of British military medals, from the Civil War to World War Two.

Episode 1: Edgehill to Early Victoriana

Starting with the coins that were issued by grateful commanders at Edgehill, Mark Smith explores the history of early medals like those issued following the Battles of the Nile, Siege of Seringapatam, Trafalgar and Waterloo to the creation of the Naval & General Service Medals by Queen Victoria in 1847.





Their Story is on Their Chest is a five programme series charting the evolution of the medal from the Battle of Edgehill to the Second World War. Each episode is hosted by Harry Bucknall and presented by Mark Smith, the Antiques Roadshow’s arms and militaria expert.



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