Tragic Royal Loves Stories @ the Fairfield Public Library

Throughout history tragic love stories, where people don’t end up staying together seem to be more of a reality than the cliché of they lived happily ever after The Fairfield Public Library will feature two Tragic Royal Love Stories during February, the month of love. At 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17 Dr. Mona Garcia will be speaking about Napoleon and Josephine and on Wednesday, Feb. 24: Nicholas and Alexandra. Both sessions will be held in the Rotary Room of the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.

Napoleon and Josephine came to power as a result of the French Revolution. Nicolas and Alexandra fell from power as a result of the Russian Revolution. Two couples, separated by a century of history, shared a common fate. Their royal status did not guarantee happiness.

Dr. Mona Garcia taught European history at the college level and is on staff at the Fairfield Public Library. She has presented conference papers in the United States and Great Britain, and has been published in her field of English history.

Advanced registration is required due to the limited space. All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free of charge. For more information and to register for this event call 203-256-3160, or visit us on the web www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org . Follow the Fairfield Public Library on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fairfieldpublib and Facebook: www.facebook.com/fairfieldlibrary.

Mid nineteenth-century depiction of Josephine fainting after being told by Napoleon he will decree a divorce (to seek a male heir and royal alliance).

Mid nineteenth-century depiction of Josephine fainting after being told by Napoleon he will decree a divorce (to seek a male heir and royal alliance).

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