"Philip Marsden is the award-winning author of The Crossing Place, The Bronski House and The Spirit-Wrestlers. Now, in The Barefoot Emperor - An Ethiopian Tragedy, Philip Marsden brings us the thrilling tale of Emperor Tewodros II. His rise to power in the Ethiopia of the 1830's and 1840's had established in him and his people a sense of God-given destiny. He was a towering, if deranged, figure in mid C19th Africa, but his response when Queen Victoria failed to respond to his letter of friendship was to lead to a disasterous clash with the British Empire and his own tragic death. Byron Rogers, in The Spectator, wrote, on reading it, that 'I found myself in a page-turning narrative of the sort I hadn't read in years... For this is an amazing story.'"
All talks are at 7pm and last approximately one hour and a quarter.
Tickets for all talks are £5.00 including a glass of wine.
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