Robert Service at Chalke Valley History Festival

Robert Service at Chalke Valley History Festival
  • Hiscox Tent, Church Farm, Bury Lane, Broad Chalke, Nr Salisbury, SP5 5DP
    Hiscox Tent
    Church Farm Bury Lane Broad Chalke Nr Salisbury, SP5 5DP
  • 27/06/2017 20:45 - 27/06/2017 21:45


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.

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.