Historical Association Lecture

Wed 08/03/17 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Professor Julian Swann (Birkbeck College, University of London) will speak on 'Louis XV and the Origins of the French Revolution'.
Professor Swann has written several books about the French monarchy and politics, including Politics and the Parlement of Paris, 1754–1774 (Cambridge, 1995), Provincial Power and Absolute Monarchy. The Estates General of Burgundy, 1661–1790 (Cambridge, 2003) and The Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy: France From Old Regime to Revolution (Oxford, 2013), co-edited with Joël Félix. Politics and the Parlement of Paris, 1754–1774 pays particular attention to the government of Louis XV and how parliament and the monarchy interacted during the 1771 revolution.