Robert Service at Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2017

Robert Service at Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2017
  • The Literature Tent, Chapelfield Gardens, Norwich, NR1 3BF
    The Literature Tent
    Chapelfield Gardens Norwich, NR1 3BF UNITED KINGDOM
  • 28/05/2017 13:30 - 28/05/2017 14:30


Russia and Revolution with Robert Service: In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for 300 years was forced from power by revolution. Now, marking the 100th anniversary of that revolution, Robert Service - the eminent historian of Russia - provides a riveting account of the last 18 months of Nicholas's life and reign. Using previously untapped sources, including the Tsar's diaries and recorded conversations, Service sheds remarkable new light on an extraordinary turning point in modern history. He also reveals the kind of ruler Nicholas believed himself to have been, contrary to the disastrous reality.

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.