Risorgimento – Heroes and Villains

An illustrated talk by AIC Vice President Gavin Bell

10th February 2022 at 19:30 GMT on Zoom

Il Risorgimento” was a short-lived newspaper published in Torino between December 1847 and May 1849, but it has given its name to the movement which, between the time of Napoleon and the time of Bismarck, saw Italy free itself from foreign domination and overcome its long-time fragmentation. This was not a straightforward process.  Not only was there powerful opposition both within and beyond Italy,  there was debate and dissention among its supporters.  There were obvious heroes and obvious villains – and not a few individuals who, at different times, managed to be both!  Not to mention some highly unexpected participants.

Please note that this was planned to be a live event in Aberdeen but circumstances have changed and it will now take place on Zoom.

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