THE CHARMING MEDDLER: MARIE DE ROHAN, CLEVER DIPLOMAT OR ANNOYING INTRIGUER?
An Illustrated Lecture by Lucy Abel Smith to be given at The Czech Embassy, by courtesy of H.E. The Czech Ambassador.
In 1638, Marie de Rohan, duchesse de Chevreuse, arrived in London as an exile from the wrath of Louis XIII and his first minister, Cardinal Richelieu. She immediately contacted friends in high places at the English court and began intriguing against the regime of the Cardinal back in France. This was not Madame de Chevreuse’s first taste of international intrigue, nor her last. This talk will present an episode in the long colourful life of one of the 17th century’s greatest political meddlers.
Dr. Jonathan Spangler is a specialist on the court of France in the 17th century, and in particular its aristocratic core. He is a senior lecturer in early modern history at Manchester Metropolitan University and co-editor of the journal published by the Society for Court Studies.
The talk will also act as a preface to a day visit to Greenwich on Sunday 29th April when we will visit some of the historic buildings in Greenwich that Marie de Rohan will have visited.
Lecture Tickets cost £ 15 and include drinks. Pre Booking is essential
Date: Wednesday 18th of April 2012
Venue: The Czech Embassy, 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, W8
If you would like to attend please write to the following address requesting the application form: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friends of Castle Sychrov (UK) is a Registered Charity which raises funds by lectures, visits and trips to help support the castle and park in Bohemia, Czech Republic. It was, until 1945, the home of the main Rohan family line and Grafin Marguerite Kottulinsky-Rohan is the founder of The Friends.
Photo: Castle Sychrov, by NorterTravel.cz