Robert Service at Chalke Valley History Festival

Robert Service is an internationally acclaimed professor of Russian history and well placed to assess Nicholas II, a man who was almost entirely out of his depth, perhaps even wilfully so. His talk, The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and The Russian Revolution, is also a compelling account of the social, economic and political aftermath of Alexander Kerensky’s February Revolution, the Bolshevik seizure of power in October 1917 and the beginnings of Lenin’s Soviet Republic.

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    Hiscox Tent

    Hiscox Tent Church Bottom

    Broad Chalke

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  • Event Start Date

    27/06/2017 8:45 PM

  • Event End Date

    27/06/2017 9:45 PM

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About Robert Service

Robert Service is a Fellow of the British Academy and of St Anthony's College, Oxford. He has written several books, including the highly acclaimed Lenin: A Biography, Russia: Experiment with a People , Stalin: A Biography and Comrades: A History of World Communism, as well as many other books on Russia's past and present. Trotsky: A Biography was awarded the 2009 Duff Cooper Prize. Married with four children, he lives in London.