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Frederick the Great, Napoleon and Abraham Lincoln: what makes a national icon?

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Speaker(s): Professor Alan Sked

Recorded on 6 February 2012 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

Why do some people retain iconic status in the historical consciousness of various nations? What does this tell us about them? More importantly, what does it reveal about later and present generations? Alan Sked is professor of international history at LSE.

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