160425 History Talk 25th April 2016: Mata Hari

Date: Monday 25th April 2016 10:30

Location: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira (next to the large free car park)

Subject: Femme Fatale: the intriguing story behind the life and death of Mata Hari

Lecturer: Angela Chantry


Mata Hari (1876–1917) was known as Europe’s queen of unbridled eroticism, an exotic dancer, courtesan, harlot and great lover, who became a spy for France during World War I. Suspected of being a double agent, she was executed in 1917. Mystery continues to surround her life and alleged double agency, and her story has become a legend that still piques curiosity. It was said that she caused the deaths of tens of thousands of French soldiers, a crime that would ever after make her synonymous with seduction and treachery, the ultimate femme fatale.

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