4 June 2022 @ 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Castletown House, Long Gallery
Co. Kildare
Castletown House

This illustrated talk begins at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, South Carolina, where Lord Edward Fitzgerald fought in the last battle of the American Revolution. Stella will argue that his journey to republicanism began on that battlefield and continued without interruption until 1798.
Stella Tillyard was educated at Oxford and Harvard Universities and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is the author of many books including Aristocrats, Citizen Lord, The Aristocrats Companion and George IV, King in Waiting. Her bestselling book Aristocrats was made into a six-part mini-series for television and sold to over 20 countries. Winner of the Pevsner Prize, the Meilleur Livre Etranger, the Longman/History Today Prize and the Fawcett Prize. She has taught at Harvard; the University of California, Los Angeles, Birkbeck, London, and the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters at Queen Mary, London. She is a visiting professor in the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London.