Special guest lecture by Philip Mansel.
Philip Mansel received his doctorate for a thesis on The Court of France 1814-1830 at London University in 1978. He has witten lives of Louis XIII (1981) and the Prince de Ligne (2003); histories of Constantinople: City of the World’s Desire 1453-1924 (1995) and Paris between Empires 1814-1852 (2001); studies of The Court of France 1789-1830 (1989) and Royal and Court Dress from Louis XIV to Elizabeth II. Dressed to Rule (2005). His latest books are Levant: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean (2010), A history of Smyrna, Alexandria and Beirut since 1600, and co-edited with Torsten Riotte, Monarchy and Exile: the Politics of Legitimacy from Marie de Medicis to Wilhelm II (2011). He is currently writing a biography of Louis XIV. Six of his books have been translated inti French. In 1995 he was a founder with David Starkey, Robert Oresko and Simon Thurley, of the Society for Court Studies and he is the editor of the Society’s journal, The Court Historian. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Historical Research, the Royal Historical Society, the Royal Asiatic Society and the Royal Society of Literature, and a member of the Conseil Scientifique of the Centre de Recherche du Chateau de Versailles. His website can be visited at: http://www.philipmansel.com
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