Friday, October 21, 2016
10/28: The Battle of Tours - A talk by Dr. Donovan (St. Stans)
On October 28th, Dr. Donovan will be giving a lecture on The Battle of Tours. This was a great battle between Charles Martel and his forces against the invading muslims.
Dr. Sean Donovan is a Milwaukee area physician and retired U.S. Navy Captain, now in private practice after 29 years' naval service. His last tour of active duty was with 1st Battalion, 25th Marines, in Fallujah, Iraq. He has published and spoken on medical and historical subjects in a variety of venues.
Dr. Donovan's interest in the Battle of Tours dates to an invitation to a wedding in Tours twenty years ago. At that time, the tragic events which have since befallen France and the West were nearly unimaginable; now France is once more at the center of a struggle with antecedents traceable to - and before - Tours in 732.
Dr. Donovan invites all interested to join in a consideration of the Battle of Tours, how it came to be fought, and its lasting historical significance. The event is open to everyone, and we suggest a ten dollar donation. A social will follow for young adults from the ages of 18 to 40. Hope to see you there!
This is being put on by Sursum Corda MKE, but all are invited to the talk. Also, if you are a young adult you are invited to a social afterwards and many other events the following day. Feel free to come. They ask that you sign up if possible for food reasons: