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Stephen Drake-Jones' Madrid walking tours historic is certainly accurate, but doesn't
begin to describe the experience. Stephen, Chairman of the Wellington
Society of Madrid and an acknowledged expert on the Peninsular Campaigns
of Wellington, is a familiar figure in the haunts of old Madrid. And his
scholarship sits easily with the wit of the raconteur; his tours are
always entertaining. He brings history to life for all ages. But, why
take our word for it, see what noted travel writer
Rick Steves has to
Not surprisingly, Stephen
is also an authority
on old Madrid and historic towns and cities throughout Spain having
lived in Spain since before the fall of Franco.
He has led tours of major
historical cities such as Segovia, Aranjuez, Toledo, Salamanca and
Avila; also Waterloo, London and York. In
addition, he has guided tour parties around the major Peninsular
battlefields of Spain. In Madrid he lectures, leads walking tours of old Madrid
for members of the Society, provides expert commentary and tickets to
the bullfights and arranges gourmet dinner evenings in the
many fine restaurants of the city. His audiences have included schools,
diplomatic staff, including British and American ambassadors, exchange
students, international companies and discerning travellers to Spain.
Yet, the primary purpose of
the Society remains historical research related to Wellington and the
Peninsular Campaigns. Stephen was the historical advisor adviser
to the Wellington in the Peninsular War, the second episode of the
BBC's three part documentary,
THE IRON DUKE. Recently he was a VIP guest at Salamanca after
the Society donated upwards on 600 military figures (24 years in the
making) and artifacts. At the event, Stephen provided the President of
Salamanca/Leon and Captain General of North Western Spain and British,
Portuguese, and French military representatives with historical
insights as he guided them around the new museum.
For more about Stephen