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Arts Society March Lecture : The Rise and Fall of Napoleon Bonaparte


On Monday 18th March 2024 at 2.30pm in Betchworth Village Memorial Hall. Doors open 1.45pm. Or via Zoom.

The Rise and Fall of Napoleon Bonaparte

Illustrated with many wonderful works of art, this lecture tells the extraordinary story of the rise of the son of a lawyer in Ajaccio, Corsica, to become Emperor of the French before finally being defeated and sent into exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic. It also attempts to explain the nature of his genius as an administrator and a military commander, assessing his achievements and his failures, his strengths and his weaknesses. Among the topics covered will be his marriage to Josephine de Beauharnais, his relationship with the Duke of Wellington, and his place within history. It is in some ways a very human story, but one which focuses on one of the most remarkable men who has ever lived. 

Join us in Betchworth, or by zoom from your home, for these exciting, illustrated lectures. If you are not a member (we are recruiting new members now) do come as a visitor for £5, either to the hall (doors open at 1.45pm) or via Zoom. Zooming is not complicated and we provide easy to follow instructions.

Email Debbie Jones to request a zoom log on.

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