This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 6th Mar 2019
Following the bestselling Germania and Danubia - Simon Winder joins us at Stanfords to retrace the various powers that have tried to overtake the land that stretches from the mouth of the Rhine to the Alps and the might of the peoples who have lived there for centuries.
In 843 AD, the three surviving grandsons of the great emperor Charlemagne met at Verdun. After years of bitter squabbles over who would inherit the family land, they finally decided to divide the territory and go their separate ways. In a moment of staggering significance, one grandson inherited the area we now know as France, another Germany and the third received the piece in between: Lotharingia. Lotharingia is a history of in-between Europe. It is the story of a place between places.
Tickets £4 (redeemable against the price of 'Lotharingia').
Includes a glass of wine/soft drink.
About the author:
Simon Winder is the author of the highly praised The Man Who Saved Britain and the Sunday Times top-ten bestseller Germania. He works in publishing and lives in Wandsworth Town.
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Reserve tickets at this website2019-03-06 2019-03-06 Europe/London Lotharingia: A personal history of Europe’s lost country Simon Winder joins us at Stanfords to retrace the various powers that have tried to overtake the land that stretches from the mouth of the Rhine to the Alps and the might of the peoples who have lived there for centuries. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/03/06/lotharingia-a-personal-history-of-europes-lost-country-192246 Stanfords,7 Mercer Walk,,London