We Recommend: Talks

Philip Mansel: Louis XIV, England and Europe

Wed 22 Sept

Chelsea History Festival

In his biography King of the World, historian Philip Mansel sees Louis XIV as global and European as well as French, and leaves readers to decide whether he made France stronger or weaker. Join Philip Mansel as he explores the incredible life of the Sun King.


Showcasing Art History – Napoleon Bonaparte and the Visual Arts

Tue 5 Oct - Tue 7 Dec

The Courtauld Online

Exploring the significant and manifold impact of the Napoleonic regime on the visual arts, a panel of international experts mark the bicentenary of Napoleon's death with 10 weekly recorded lectures, followed by Zoom discussions.


France and Germany: The Other Special Relationship

Sun 10 Oct

Cheltenham Literature Festival


Post-Brexit and in the wake of the German elections, join Roger Boyes (The Times, Diplomatic Editor) for a talk with Sophie Pedder (Révolution Française) and John Kampfer (author of Why the Germans Do It Better?) at the Cheltenham literature festival. This insightful event will explore the diplomatic relationship between France and Germany, two countries linked historically and considered the backbone of the European Union.

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