Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Coronavirus All events cancelled until at least may

SADLY WE HAVE TO CANCEL. More deatils about how e might deal with the Emergency later

  This coming month (March) will be on Tuesday 10th due to wise self-isolation of Ben returning from Northern Italy

AND In April we are NOT going to Bath on MON 6th April.


We no longer hope to schedule a meeting for 14th April.

Meetings are held at Henleaze Library, Northumbria Drive, Westbury Park, BS9 4HP7.15 for 7.30 pm. Guests £5, Membership £20 or £30 for a couple.; then Tuesday 12th May.   See our Facebook page for further details and updates. The revised Programme for 2020

CANCELLED Tuesday 10th March - we hope to rearrange at alternative date

Ben Townsend on Maria Letizia Buonaparte, founder of a dynasty

Born in 1750 to a modest Corsican family and married at the age of thirteen, she was to become mother of thirteen children. All eight of those children who survived infancy were to become crowned heads of European states. She died in 1836, fifty years after her husband, and fifteen after her most famous son, Napoleon I of France.
Ben Townsend ( is an author and historian, born in Bristol, and educated in Wales. Now living in Italy, where he churns out books on the Napoleonic period.