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Café Histoire: Louis XVI, le ’Roi malchanceux’

Monday 3 June 2013 17:30-19:00

’Unfortunate king’. These are the words used by Jacques Marseille in the first volume of his New History of France-Volume 1 to describe Louis XVI (1754-1793).
The historiography of the French Revolution has considerably changed over the past thirty-five years, just as the way we see Louis XVI. This talk will be the occasion to focus on the last Absolute Monarch of France.

Talk in French (advanced level) by Patrick Landri
90 mins
Members: £5 / Non members: £8

Image: Portrait de Louis XVI en habits de Sacre par Joseph Siffred Duplessis, Château de Versailles (1777)

Institut Français Écosse 2019