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EXPERTISE
History - Art & Culture
History - Classical
History - General
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BIOGRAPHY
Caroline Boggis-Rolfe took a BA Hons in Italian at London University, and a MA in French and the Theory of Literature. She followed this at UCL with a PhD on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century. For some years she lived abroad, in Berlin and Italy, and much of her career was spent teaching at school and university, with short periods working part time for the Foreign Office and the National Trust.

She has been lecturing regularly since 2009 on cruise ships and for charity events, offering a variety of subjects ranging from the Romanovs and Russia, to the history of Scandinavia, Prussia, Poland, and the Baltic states. Her book covering the 1000-year history of all the countries surrounding the Baltic is due out in April 2019.

Her talks, accompanied by multiple slides, are individually tailored to each particular cruise so as to make the places visited more interesting. Her lectures are informal and personal and, by speaking without notes, she aims to engage all her audience.
TALK TITLES
1. Amsterdam in the Dutch Golden Age

2. The Rise and Fall of the Hanseatic League

3. Poland's Long Path to Independence

4. Peter the Great and the Founding of St Petersburg

5. Catherine the Great: from German Princess to Empress of Russia

6. The Last of the Romanovs, and the Fall of a Dynasty

7. Sweden's Age of Dominance

8. Sweden: a Century of Revolution, 1718-1818

9. Three Princesses of Denmark

10. The Age of the Vikings

11. Norway's Path to Independence

12. Frederick the Great: Prussia's 'Enlightened Despot'

13. Portugal's Monarchs, and their Struggle to keep their Throne

14. The Rise and the Fall of the Venetian Republic

15. The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies

16. Rome: the City of the Popes

17. From Constantine's New Rome to Ottoman Istanbul

18. The Rise of the Ottoman Empire

19. The Last Centuries of the Ottoman Empire

20. Columbus and the 'Discovery of America'

21. Europe's New World Colonisers and the Search for Eldorado

22. British Buccaneers of the Caribbean

23. The Battle for the West Indies: a Century of Wars

24. Russian Expansion to the North Pacific
RECENT PAST CRUISES COMPLETED
The following recent Cruise History has been recorded for this candidate.
SHIP REF CRUISE DESCRIPTION NIGHTS SAILING FROM DEPARTURE DATE
Viking Sea SE170514 Viking Homelands 14 Stockholm Sunday, May 14, 2017
Saga Pearl 11 P2151 Cities of the Baltic 15 Dover Friday, May 6, 2016