Mr David Waller (who previously addressed us on the life of Gertrude Tennant) will dazzle us on the subject of The Perfect Man: The Muscular Life and Times of Eugen Sandow, Victorian Strongman.
Sandow was colossolly famous in his day and possessed what was considered the perfect male body. He rose from obscurity in Prussia to become a music hall sensation in late Victorian London, going on to great success in North America and through the British Empire. He was a friend to Edward VII and was appointed Professor of Physical Culture to George V. So how did he come to lose his fortune and wind up in an unmarked grave in Putney Vale Cemetery?
Wednesday 6th June
7pm–11pm (lecture at 8pm)
Upstairs, The Wheatsheaf, 25 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1JB
Non-Members: £2 (first visit free)
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