December General Meeting

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Windsor Guildhall

This month's General Meeting will be held at the beautiful Guildhall in Windsor.

Simon Sebag Montefiore is a bestselling, prizewinning historian and novelist and we are delighted he is joining for Decembers general meeting at the Windsor Guildhall. This is completely Q & A so ladies please have plenty of questions ready to ask this wonderful author and speaker!

His latest book The Romanovs 1613-1918 is out now and is a bestseller in USA, UK and Australia, acclaimed by critics from The NY Times to The Times of London and The Australian.

The Romanovs is an enthralling epic of triumph and tragedy, love and death - the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness. Montefiore's gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire-building, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, family rivalries, sexual decadence and wild extravagance.

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all?

This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition. Montefiore's gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire-building, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, family rivalries, sexual decadence and wild extravagance, and peopled by a cast of adventurers, courtesans, revolutionaries and poets, from Ivan the Terrible to Tolstoy, from Queen Victoria to Lenin.

Montefiore is also author of the epic history books Jerusalem: The Biography, Catherine the Great and Potemkin, Young Stalin and Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar. His histories are now published in over forty languages; they have been global bestsellers and have won prizes in America and Europe. His most recent novel One Night in Winter won the UK Political Novel of the Year Prize.

Angelina Jolie and her production company Jolie Pas has recently optioned film rights to Catherine the Great and Potemkin. Read more in the Guardian. and the Daily Mail.

Jerusalem was UK Number One non-fiction bestseller and President Bill Clinton chose it as his best book of the year.

Read more about The Romanovs.

Don't forget to bring a donation for The Royal Berkshire Hospital Children's Ward.

Please RSVP with Sunita if you will be staying for lunch!

When: 
Tuesday, 6 December, 2016 - 09:30 to 12:00
Location Notes: 

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