Talk:Arthur Lyon Fremantle

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Evolution Quote[edit]

I'm not convinced that the quote from the movie Gettysburg is entirely accurate, when compared to the phrasing of it on, although I shall have a look at the movie to check. However, I'm also not entirely sure that the quote is really relevant here, since it deals more with General Lee, General Pickett, The Theory of Evolution, than it does with Arthur Fremantle himself. Furthermore, it is from a fictional account. I propose removing it, or at least incorporating it into a larger section concerning the character of Arthur Fremantle as he appears in the movie, which is part of my overall ambition to expand this article to a decent size. I'd like to hear what others think first, though.

Theoctopusking 19:39, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Wow, that page of quotes on IMDB is pretty extensive. People with a lot of time on their hands, apparently. Unlike the folks in Wikipedia. :-) I agree with your proposal. While you're at it, how about adding some References to the article. Hal Jespersen 20:26, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

Absolutely. I should be able to reference this fairly extensively (I did an academic dissertation on this chap, so I have quite a few notes that I can use!). I'll make a start on this shortly.

Theoctopusking 10:29, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Removed quote.

Theoctopusking 11:03, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Three Months in the Southern States[edit]

I fear that I might possibly be going into too much detail on his travels. Perhaps the sections I have already been working on should be transferred to the article on the book itself? However, I'd like to finish the account of his visit to the C.S.A here before a final decision. Once the main body of the article is done, I'll add in footnotes. Once again, I'd appreciate any thoughts.

Theoctopusking 10:59, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Roger Hughes[edit]

I personally think that the mention of Hughes should remain here. I am going to restore it for the time being, and would appreciate any further comments. Hughes is, indeed, probably just one of several Fremantle re-enactors. However, his role in driving the grave restoration project in Brighton, as well as his close connections to the present-day Fremantle family and his website, which is the only one of its kind on the internet, makes him a notable figure.

Theoctopusking (talk) 19:15, 22 March 2008 (UTC)


He seems to have changed his surname in about 1874: in the Army List for 1872–73 (page 25) he is listed as "Arthur James Fremantle" but in the List for 1873–74 (page 23) he is "Arthur James Lyon-Fremantle". Opera hat (talk) 09:08, 21 September 2015 (UTC)