Richard J Evans - Altered Pasts: Counterfactuals in History
Wednesday 28th May 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bristol, Foyles, 6 Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BU
Literary Event, Chargeable Event
A bullet misses its target in Sarajevo, a would-be Austrian painter gets into the Viennese academy, Lord Halifax becomes British prime minister in 1940 instead of Churchill. The question what if? has always fascinated historians, but recently it's become the centre of a new vogue for 'counterfactual' history. Richard J Evans charts its seemingly inexorable rise and casts a critical eye over some of its products.
This event is part of Bristol 2014, a partnership programme commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War and its impact upon the city.
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