Choosing Terror

LEADERS OF the French Revolution

 
 

MADAME LA GUILLOTINE AWAITS...

Join Dr Marisa Linton for a time-travelling hop across the channel to France. In this illustrated lecture, she will be talking about four leaders of the French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre, Georges Danton, Camille Desmoulins and Louis-Antoine Saint-Just.

All four were part of the radical Jacobin group, and met a sticky end under the guillotine's blade.

Marisa will explore their roles in the Revolution, looking at what motivated them to become revolutionaries, and asking what led these men, who started as humanitarian idealists, to become supporters of terror.

Tuesday 20 September, 7.00pm
Adults £10, under 18s free