Alexandria, VA – Come to the Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum for the lecture ‘The French Perspective on the Hundred Years War,’ by Dr. Jennifer Paxton, Professor, Catholic University sponsored by The Alexandria-Caen Sister Cities Committee.
Shakespeare’s Henry V depicts the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years War (1337-1453) as a heroic English victory against improbable odds. However, the battle made little difference and the war should actually be read as the story of Joan of Arc’s resistance, a settled civil war, and how the French state emerged from the challenge of foreign invasion stronger and more unified than ever before.
Dr. Jennifer Paxton is Assistant Director of the University Honors Program and Clinical Assistant Professor of History at The Catholic University of America. The holder of a doctorate in history from Harvard University, where she has also taught and earned a Certificate of Distinction, Professor Paxton is both a widely published award-winning writer and a highly regarded scholar, earning both a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities and a Frank Knox Memorial Traveling Fellowship.
$10 per person, followed by a wine and dessert reception. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets available at AlexandriaVA.gov/Shop.
Please contact AlexandriaCaenSisterCities@gmail.com with any questions regarding this event.
The Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum is located at in Old Town, Alexandria.
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