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  • The French Revolution and the Terror

      Podcasted history
    In this podcast Professor David Andress of the University of Portsmouth looks at how the French Revolution developed and the emergence of the Terror.
    The French Revolution and the Terror
  • Ending the French Revolution

      Historian article
    Malcolm Crook discusses why it was so difficult to end the most famous revolution of the eighteenth century and why it led to bloodshed and absolutism. Article taken from The Historian 135
    Ending the French Revolution
  • French Revolution Podcasts

      Resource link
    A set of free online resources for students taking the French Revolution and Terror at A-level has been produced by the Society for the Study of French History. Authored by Professor David Andress, in collaboration with the staff and students of St. Catherine's School, Bramley, Guildford, the free revision-guide and...
    French Revolution Podcasts
  • Interpretations of the French Revolution

      Classic Pamphlet
    The French Revolution raises many questions not least: What sort of Revolution was it - one of "poverty" or "prosperity" ? a bourgeois revolution that overthrew feudalism?  A national struggle for liberty, democracy, or "eternal Justice" ? or, again, a criminal conspiracy against the old social order? What did it...
    Interpretations of the French Revolution
  • The Terror in the French Revolution

      Classic Pamphlet
    A natural reaction to the history of the French Revolution is to see it as a glorious movement for liberty which somehow ‘went wrong', ending in a nightmare of blood and chaos. This pamphlet explains what really happened, and why. It shows how the apparent achievements of the first two...
    The Terror in the French Revolution
  • The Origins of the French Revolution

      The French Revolution
    In this podcast Emeritus Professor William Doyle of the University of Bristol looks at the origins of the French Revolution.
    The Origins of the French Revolution
  • Polychronicon 150: Interpreting the French Revolution

      Article
    For most of the last two centuries, historical interpretations of the French Revolution have focused on its place in a grand narrative of modernity. For the most ‘counter-revolutionary' writers, the Revolution showed why modernity was to be resisted - destroying traditional institutions and disrupting all that was valuable in an...
    Polychronicon 150: Interpreting the French Revolution
  • Podcast Series: The French Revolution to the Fall of Napoleon

      The French Revolution
    In this set of podcasts we look at the origins and the development of the French Revolution, the rise and fall of Napoleon, the Peninsular War and the Battle of Waterloo. These podcasts feature: Professor David Andress, Emeritus Professor Malcom Crook, Emertius Professor William Doyle, Emeritus Professor Alan Forrest &...
    Podcast Series: The French Revolution to the Fall of Napoleon
  • Britain in the Age of Revolutions

      Video podcast series by History Hub, Royal Holloway, University of London
    In this series of videos, produced by Royal Holloway, University of London, staff and students explore British responses to the American and French Revolutions. This playlist includes videos looking at the origins of the American Revolution; specific questions like ‘Why didn’t French-Canadians join the revolution?; and actor readings of key...
    Britain in the Age of Revolutions
  • The Rise & Fall of Napoleon

      The French Revolution
    In this podcast Professor Malcolm Crook of Keele University looks at the rise and fall of Napoleon.
    The Rise & Fall of Napoleon
  • Cunning Plan 109: teaching the French Revolution to Year 12

      Teaching History feature
    This edition of 'Cunning Plan' focuses on teaching Year 12 the French Revolution.
    Cunning Plan 109: teaching the French Revolution to Year 12
  • The Flight to Varennes

      Article
    On the night of 20 June 1791 a portly middle-aged man, dressed inconspicuously in brown, with a dark green overcoat and his hair covered by a grey wig, walked out of the Tuileries palace past the guards. For the past 12 nights the Chevalier de Coigny, dressed in a similar...
    The Flight to Varennes
  • The Peninsular War

      European History
    In this podcast Professor Charles Esdaile of the University of Liverpool looks at the origins, development and significance of the Peninsular War.
    The Peninsular War
  • France during the reign of Louis XVI

      Article
    The system of Ancien Régime France was indeed archaic, to the extent that its nominal social structure not only contained remnants of the feudal system, like many European countries at that time, but was largely based on it. The extensive corruption inherent in this same system was such that those...
    France during the reign of Louis XVI
  • The Historian 135: Revolution

      The magazine of the Historical Association
    4 Reviews 5 Editorial (Read article) 6 The German Revolution of 1918-19: war and breaking point – Simon Constantine (Read article) 12 Steering the ship of state into port or, ending the French Revolution, 1789-1802 – Malcolm Crook (Read article) 19 The President’s Column 20 The Russian Revolution 100 years on:...
    The Historian 135: Revolution
  • Podcast Series: Thomas Paine

      Multipage Article
    In this set of podcasts Emeritus Professor W. A. Speck of the University of Leeds looks at the life and ideas of Thomas Paine.
    Podcast Series: Thomas Paine
  • Counterfactual Reasoning: Comparing British and French History

      Article
    Fog over channel; continent accessible? Year 8 use counterfactual reasoning to explore place and social upheaval in eighteenth-century France and Britain. Two linked motivations inspired Ellen Buxton's research study: she wanted pupils to make connections between British and French history and she wanted to explore the potential of counter-factual reasoning...
    Counterfactual Reasoning: Comparing British and French History
  • Political Pamphlets & Sermons from Wales

      Book Review
    Political Pamphlets & Sermons from Wales, 1790-1806 by Marion Löffler with Bethan Jenkins (University of Wales Press), 2014 322pp., £24.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78316-100-3 In the aftermath of the outbreak of the French Revolution, there was an intense political debate across Britain about the nature of government and the question of...
    Political Pamphlets & Sermons from Wales
  • Women and Gender in the French Wars

      The Napoleonic Wars
    In this podcast Dr Louise Carter critically examines the role of women in Britain during the French Revolution. During these wars, women were typically called on for army cooking, laundry, nursing and spying, and as such were considered part of the war machine. While women in the French wars accounted for...
    Women and Gender in the French Wars
  • Hampstead & North West London Branch Programme

      Article
    Hampstead & North West London Branch Programme 2020-21 Our BRANCH MEETINGS will be held on ZOOM until further notice DUE TO COVID-19. Our lectures are  normally held on the third Thursday of the month (September to April) at 8.00pm. Our normal lecture hall is Fellowship House, 136A Willifield Way NW11 6YD.  Once it...
    Hampstead & North West London Branch Programme
  • Napoleon III and the French Second Empire

      Article
    The French Second Empire has been variously described as a precursor of Twentieth Century Fascism and a prime example of a modernising regime. Roger Price continues recents efforts to achieve a more balanced assessment by setting the regime within its particular social and political context. The origins of the Second...
    Napoleon III and the French Second Empire
  • Age of Revolutions Resources

      The Great Debate 2019
    The Age of Revolution is a period in history, which, for the purposes of the Great Debate 2019, we are considering as 1775-1848.  Over the course of these years, society underwent a series of revolutions in almost all theatres of life: political, war, social and cultural, and economic and technological....
    Age of Revolutions Resources
  • The Journey to Icarie and Reunion: A Romance of Socialism on the Texas Frontier

      Article
    The viewer of the internationally popular television show Dallas was routinely treated to an aerial tour that skimmed across the open prairie over the distinctive skyscrapers across the fifty-yard line of Texas Stadium and up the manicured pastures of South Fork.This façade of larger-than-life Texana reflects an urban reality in...
    The Journey to Icarie and Reunion: A Romance of Socialism on the Texas Frontier
  • The Swansea Branch Chronicle 9

      Branch Publication
    3 From the Editor 4 From the Chairman 5 Hymn Writer Supreme - Dr R. Brinley Jones 6 Venice, the Biennale and Wales - Dr John Law 7 18th Century Underwear - Jean Webber 9 Whigs and wigs 12 Howell Harris - David James 15 Branch news 16 British Government's...
    The Swansea Branch Chronicle 9
  • Catherine de Medici & the Ancien Regime

      Classic Pamphlet
    Catherine de Medici is one of the most controversial figures of the early modern period. Her name has come to symbolize her age and both have long retained an exceptionally powerful emotive force. Consequently they have attracted many writers primarily seeking to apportion blame for the sombre events of the...
    Catherine de Medici & the Ancien Regime