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Andrew Roberts Speaks at School Father-Son Event

Yesterday evening, our seventh grade boys and their fathers gathered together for a special dinner and a talk by award-winning British historian Andrew Roberts, on Napoleon A Life, his new biography of the great soldier-statesman.

Dr. Roberts, author or editor of a dozen books including Masters and Commanders and New York Times Best-seller The Storm of War, drew upon Napoleon’s recently published 33,000 letters in writing the book. He spoke to our boys and their dads about Napoleon as father of a nation.

After speaking, he took questions from the captivated audience, and all present left with signed copies of his book.


The father-son relationship is a unique and special one, and the boys and their fathers thoroughly enjoyed this time together, the dinner, talk, and ensuing discussion.

This is the second year that Saint David’s has hosted this intimate event for fathers and sons that explores what it means to be a good man, and other of our mission-inspired themes around manhood, fatherhood, and sonhood. 

The seventh grade is an apropos time (onset of full adolescence, pre-secondary school) to explore this special relationship through our mission’s lens.

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