Festival talks by Simon Winder

31. LOTHARINGIA: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF EUROPE’S LOST COUNTRY

In 843 AD the territory of Emperor Charlemagne was divided between his three surviving grandsons. One inherited the area now known as France, another Germany and the third received the piece in between: Lotharingia, a huge swath of land that stretched from the mouth of the Rhine to the Alps. Simon Winder will recount how the dynamic between these three great zones has dictated much of our subsequent fate.


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