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A brief outline of our next talk

Meetings take place, commencing at 7.30pm in the Crawford Hall

 Programme of talks commencing September 2023

June 21 2024

The Most Dissolute man in London

William Cavendish, 1St Duke of Devonshire has gone down in history as the saviour of English Liberties and the “most dissolute man in London.” The talk reviews the political life of an aristocrat involved in the overthrow of James II, bringing William and Mary to the throne, but also a life of gambling, womanising and duel-fighting. Cavendish built Chatsworth; the talk looks at the architecture and decoration that took 20 years to be – and was really only done by accident.

Speaker:  Dr. Gillian White





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