• Date and time: Thursday 9 June 2016, 5.30pm
  • Location: Bowland auditorium, Berrick Saul building
  • Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book below.

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The Annual Aylmer Lecture

Maximilien Robespierre is one of the most hotly debated political figures to emerge from the French Revolution. Often hailed as a democrat and a social leveller far in advance of his time on the left, he is reviled on the right as the architect of the Terror of 1793-4 and a proto-totalitarian. What made him tick? This lecture will try to get behind the stereotypes by focussing in particular on the last days of his life, prior to his overthrow on 9 Thermidor Year II (27 July 1794). 

Professor Colin Jones, Queen Mary University of London
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