Gresham College was founded in 1597 and has been providing free lectures within the City of London for over 400 years.
The College was established out of the will of Sir Thomas Gresham, one of the most influential and important men across the Tudor and Elizabethan periods. Sir Thomas made himself indispensable as the financial agent for four successive monarchs from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I. As well as founding the Royal Exchange, Sir Thomas left proceeds in his will for the foundation of Gresham College.
This lecture re-examines how the First World War ended. Why did Germany request a ceasefire and why did the Allies and America grant one?
A lecture by Professor David Stevenson, London School of Economics
07 November 2018 6pm (UK time)
This lecture will re-examine how the First World War ended, anticipating the centenary commemorations in 2018. It will discuss both why Germany requested a ceasefire, and why the Allies and America granted one. It will argue that the German army was near collapse, and that Germany was not defeated by a ‘stab in the back’ at home. None the less, the Allies had good reasons not to press on to Berlin.
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