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03 September 2019The Hapsburg Family: Masters of the Catholic Whore
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The Hapsburg Family: Masters of the Catholic Whore Douglas Skeggs Tuesday 03 September 2019

Douglas Skeggs is a writer, artist and TV Presenter, as well as lecturer to many London art courses. He is also the Director of the New Academy of Arts and author of six novels.


When Charles V came to the throne, he inherited through diplomatic marriage a massive empire that included Austria, Hungary and the Low Countries, as well as parts of India and the New World.  The lecture charts the course of this remarkable dynasty, with all its intrigues.


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