August 13, 7 pm: J. David Markham lecture: “Napoleon”: POSTPONED

Napoleon.  The name has conjured up images for two centuries. The English viewed him as the Antichrist and the French experienced glory they had never known before. 2015 is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, and August 15 is the 246th anniversary of his birth. J. David Markham, President of the International Napoleonic Society, will discuss the life of the man who most historians agree was one of the most compelling and gifted military leaders of all time.  He was a political leader whose reign brought an end to the French Revolution and began a series of wars that changed the dynamics of European culture.  His life remains as compelling today as it was 200 years ago.