Thursday Lunch & Lecture – Alexander II – The Tsar Who Needed Nine Lives

History

Lecture

Lecture

Sheila Seymour

20 January 2022

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

£26 includes lunch

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Description

Alexander II was grandfather to Nicholas II, the last of Russia’s Tsars.  He introduced the first Glasnost or thawing of Russian absolutism, but rather than making things better it made them worse.  Alexander survived at least seven assassination attempts.  He was a passionate man who knew great love and left a broken-hearted young widow.

This talk traces political events through the many attempts on Alexander’s life.  It offers illuminating background for anyone with an interest in the 1917 Russian Revolution.

Includes lunch. Lunch is served from 1pm and lecture begins at 2pm.

Tutor information

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.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.