Cleopatra: the Wickedest Woman in History? | University of Oxford

Cleopatra: the Wickedest Woman in History?

Speaker
David Studdard, historian and author
Event date
Event time
14:00 - 15:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
OX1 2PH
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
£5/£4 concessions
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
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Cleopatra was a shrewd politician and a brilliant linguist, yet she was described by Florence Nightingale as 'disgusting', and film director Cecil B. DeMille dubbed her 'the wickedest woman in history'. This talk looks at her life and controversial death to uncover the truth behind the legend.