102. NAPOLEON: A LIFE IN GARDENS AND SHADOWS

Ruth Scurr
102. NAPOLEON: A LIFE IN GARDENS AND SHADOWS
Ruth Scurr
Saturday 25th June 12:15 (60 Min)
Smith & Williamson Tent
In this revelatory talk, Ruth Scurr will portray Napoleon not in power politics or epic battles, but through his love of nature and the gardens that gave his revolutionary life its light and shade. From gardens in Corsica and Paris to gardens in Cairo, Rome and on Elba, to the walled garden of Hougoumont and ultimately his final garden on St Helena, Napoleon will emerge a giant figure made human, seen through the eyes of those who knew him best - close witnesses, rich and poor, famed and obscure - in the shade of his gardens. An Emperor hunting for glory as well as the man in an old straw hat, leaning on his spade.
£15.00