The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered

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    When:
    September 17, 2015 all-day America/New York Timezone
    2015-09-17T00:00:00-04:00
    2015-09-18T00:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    Fraunces Tavern Museum
    54 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10004
    USA

    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.