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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Historical Association Lecture: Saturday 11 April 2015

Historical Association, Essex Branch

 The Three Deathbeds of Louis XV: the King's mistresses and the King's conscience.
 A talk by
Dr. Anne Byrne
Associate Tutor, History Dept. Birkbeck College, London University
Saturday 11 April 2015 at 2.30pm
 Trinity Methodist Church
Rainsford Road, Chelmsford , CM1 2XB
(near train and bus stations; free parking at Church or at County Council car-park opposite)
Visitors and prospective members warmly welcome – donation of £2 is requested.
Dr Anne Byrne is currently preparing a book based on her doctoral thesis entitled 'Public ceremonies in the reign of Louis XVI, 1774-5'.  Her research interests are based on court history, ritual and ceremony, participation, gender, and emotions history, all in France.  Her newest project revolves around positive public emotion towards the king from the mid 18c, something that has so far received almost no attention in the historiography.  Her talk on the deathbed of Louis XV will include material on Madame de Pompadour.
Contact:  email essexha1@btinternet.com

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