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Event Date: 23rd Nov 2016 | 19:00

“The Emperor Franz Joseph (1830-1916)”

Parish Hall of the Farm Street Jesuit Church, 114 Mount Street, London W1K 3AH (underground: Green Park, Bond Street)

Lecture to the Royal Stuart Society, by Professor Alan Sked, Professor Emeritus of International Affairs, London School of Economics, University of London, on “The Emperor Franz Joseph (1830-1916)” to coincide with the centenary of his death.
While the official stance of the Austrian Republic towards the former Imperial House of Habsburg is well known, there is a historical continuity, which the invited speaker is extremely well-qualified to underline. He has promised to bring into relief all the aspects of the personality of this last representative of a paternalistic and multi-ethnic monarchy and to analyse the political currents which lead to its demise, even before the death of Franz Joseph. The sheer magnificence of his State Funeral, in itself, marked the end of an epoch.
Entrance Free. A glass of wine will be offered from 6.30.pm and at the conclusion of the lecture and questions, the Council of the Royal Stuart Society will host a dinner for the speaker, at which all who wish, may participate at their own expense.

Posted: 3rd Nov 2016 | 12:43

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