Friday Lecture – 70th Anniversary – Lord North: Loosing America was not his Greatest Crime
The second in this series of three lectures (including lunch) exploring Lord North and his links to Dillington House.
Lord North, owner of Dillington House, was brilliant at handling the House of Commons. As Prime Minister he gave Britain its first stable government for ten years. He also, his opponents claimed, tried to reintroduce arbitrary government and silence the Press. The battles waged in Parliament, the mass riots in Westminster and the City of London are all but forgotten. This is, itself, criminal. Rakes v family men, authoritarians v radicals, brave men v yes men, the ugly v pretty faces. Which side would you favour?
Includes lunch. Lunch is served from 1pm and lecture begins at 2pm.
Sheila Seymour: After a career in IT, from 2004 I was a tutor to the First Year History students at Royal Holloway College, University of London. My role was to introduce them to new aspects of, and approaches to, history after years of following tightly structured curricula. It was a wonderful job – but demanding. It was not only the students whose love of history was stimulated, and I look forward to sharing my experiences.