Starts:
15 November 2017

The Art Society

Stephen Duffy : The Rise and Fall of Napoleon Bonaparte

At the basement of the O’Callaghan Elliot Hotel, Governors Parade.

We gather for registration and welcome drink at 6:30pm and the talk starts at 7:30pm sharp. 

 

Illustrated with many wonderful works of art, this lecture tells the extraordinary story of the rise of the son of a lawyer in Ajaccio, Corsica, to become Emperor of the French before finally being defeated and sent into exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic. It also attempts to explain the nature of his genius as an administrator and a military commander, assessing his achievements and his failures, his strengths and his weaknesses. Among the topics covered will be his marriage to Josephine de Beauharnais, his relationship with the Duke of Wellington, and his place within history. It is in some ways a very human story, but one which focuses on one of the most remarkable men who has ever lived.