Author and historian Philip Mansel joined Prof Dr Ferenc Tóth, senior fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for a talk on Louis XIV, Ferenc Rákóczi at the Embassy on 30th January 2020. The two experts discussed the relationship between the two historical figures, touching upon the wars of the Spanish Succession, Rákóczi’s War of Independence and his exile. Mr Mansel also presented his new biography, King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV.