Michael Llewellyn-Smith – The Substance and the Shadows: Reflections on British-Greek Relations over Two Centuries

Event Date: 11 March 2014

Windsor Auditorium
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX

 

Royal Holloway University of London Department of History presents:

The  2014 Hellenic Lecture

Sir Michael Llewellyn-Smith KCVO, CMG (Historian and Former British Ambassador to Greece) – The Substance and the Shadows: Reflections on British-Greek Relations over Two Centuries

This lecture will offer reflections on the British-Greek relationship since the time of independence, with its highs and lows, its particular charged quality, and its changes over time; with comments on the idea of Greece for the British governing class, the relevance of the classical tradition, the role of the Greek crown, and on some of the key personalities from Byron onwards, through Gladstone to Lloyd George, Venizelos, and Churchill.

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