Previous Events in this Series

21 May 2019
Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher

With Armand D’Angour

Who and what influenced the young Socrates, motivating him to become the greatest of Greek philosophers?


10 July 2019
King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV

With Philip Mansel

Three hundred years after his death, the Sun King still epitomises the idea of le grand monarque. This is a comprehensive biography of the hypnotic, flawed figure.


King & Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne

With Janet Nelson

Father of present-day Europe, Charles, King of the Franks, was one of the most extraordinary of all rulers. Discover the man and the life, 12 centuries after his reign.