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History Talk: Royal Friendships: The Life of the Royal Family of Orleans Exiled in Britain [In English]

Tuesday 23 July 18:45-20:00


Odile Hughson is a History enthusiast, currently a volunteer guide at the National Museum of Scotland. She will deliver a talk about the exile of the Orleans family to the South-West of London for more than a century, and present her book, Royal Friendships, which delves into this period.

The exiled Orleans family lived in the area of South-West London intermittently for more than a century. This talk will describe their life in exile, stressing on the places they visited -including Scotland- and the various friendships they made. This will introduce her book published both in French and English: Amities Royales (Royal Friendships).

About Odile Hughson
Odile Hughson lived close to Claremont (Surrey), the house Queen Victoria lent Louis-Philippe when he was deposed during the Revolution of 1848, famous for its landscape garden. She became interested in her illustrious neighbours. She is now a Volunteer Guide at the National Museum of Scotland.

Event Details

History Talk: Royal Friendships: The life of the royal family of Orleans exiled in Britain
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 | 6.45 - 8.00pm
Talk in English, followed by Q&A in English & French
FREE & Open to all

Institut français d’Ecosse
Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (first floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

Access Details
The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are fully accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

Bookings
Book directly online or contact us at 0131 285 6030 or ifecosse.edimbourg-cslt diplomatie.gouv.fr

IFE Membership and Discount Rates
While this event is free and open to all, the Institut programmes many members only events and offers discounted member rates at other events. Find out more about becoming a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse.

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