Next Meeting

Our next meeting of  will be on Tuesday, May 21st.  

The Cleopatras…..The Forgotten Queens of Egypt  

A talk by Professor Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones.

The seven Cleopatras were the powerhouses of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, the Macedonian family who ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great. Emulating the practices of the gods, the Cleopatras married their full-blood brothers and dominated the normally patriarchal world of politics and warfare. These extraordinary women keep a close grip on power in the wealthiest country of the ancient world. Each of the seven Cleopatras wielded absolute power. Their ruthless, single-minded, focus on dominance – generation after generation – resulted in extraordinary acts of betrayal, violence, and murder in the most malfunctional dynasty in history. Professor Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones offers fresh and powerful insight into the real story of the seven Cleopatras, and the beguiling and tragic legend of the last queen of Egypt.

 

**** We have a New Venue**** 

The West Midlands Bridge Club, 909 Warwick Road, Solihull, B91 3E