On the 29th, “November Night”, 1830, Poland rose in another struggle for independence against the mighty Russian Empire. Two months later, Jan Ledóchowski led the crowd of MPs in Parliament shouting “Precz z Mikołajem”, “Nie ma Mikołaja!” – Down with Nicholas!
The Emperor Nicholas I, the King of Poland, and the Tsar of all the Russias, was officially dethroned.
But someone had to do the fighting, and the one-legged General Ignacy Ledóchowski ended up commanding Poland’s last stand at the Fortress of Modlin, which briefly became the capital before finally being crushed by overwhelming forces. I shall be telling the story of these two distant cousins who ended up in the middle of one of Poland’s greatest dramas at 7 for 7.30pm on this year’s “November Night”, Friday 29th, at the Ognisko Club, 55 Exhibition Road, South Kensington SW7.
Presentation with slides and photos & glass of wine to fuel the debate.
Booking opens tomorrow on http://www.ogniskopolskie.org.uk/events/the-boisterous-politician-the-one-legged-general.aspx
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(Poster by Ania Mochlińska)