The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered

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September 17, 2015 all-day
Fraunces Tavern Museum
54 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10004

At the Fraunces Tavern® Museum

Thursday, September 17 – Evening Lecture*

The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered

Presented by Laura Auricchio

Doors open at 6pm, Lecture begins at 6:30pm

$10/General; Free/Museum Members

This new biography of the Marquis de Lafayette looks past the storybook hero and reveals a rich portrait of a man who was driven by dreams of glory and felled by tragic, human weaknessess. Hailed in the United States as a hero and becoming the symbol of the Franco-American alliance that ultimately defeated Great Britain, he would later be seen as a traitor to this own countrymen, remaining even today a murky figure in French history.