Marisa Linton, Reader in History and Kingston University’s expert historian of the French Revolution, will be in conversation with Sir Christopher Mallaby, former British Ambassador in Paris, to discuss ‘The French Revolution – Then and Now’, on 27th April, 2017.
It will be preceded by prosecco and canapés in the library, and followed by dinner in the magnificently restored state rooms.
The following day Marisa is giving a talk on ‘Robespierre and the Politicians’ Terror’, for the Crisis, Extremes and Apocalypse Network, at TORCH (Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities), History Faculty, George Street, Oxford University: 28th April, 2017. The talk takes place at 5.00-7.00pm and is open to all.
Over 220 years since his death, Maximilien Robespierre continues to generate controversy, especially for his role in the French Revolutionary Terror, and Marisa’s talk will throw further light on his personality and motivations and place his actions in the wider context of the politics of the Revolution.
Marisa Linton is the author of a large body of work on all aspects of the French Revolution, which includes her best-selling book Choosing Terror: Virtue, Friendship and Authenticity in the French Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2013). She has been working on a new study of four key personalities of the French Revolution, entitled Saturn’s Children.