Fri, February 20, 2009 • 3:00 PM • Prothro Theater, HRC
Philip Francis was a critic of the excesses and contradictions of the British Empire in four continents. He supported the American and French revolutions and was an articulate opponent of slavery. But he was also, in the view of his critics, a duplicitous and hopeless rake. How can his significance be assessed?
Linda Colley's books include Britons: Forging the Nation.