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In Oct 1793 the French Revolution took a stab at reforming time itself. Direct Link: 3.34a- The Republican Calendar Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Revolutions
In October 1793 the Reign of Terror got started with the executions of Marie Antoinette and the Girondins. Direct Link: 3.34- Saturn's Children Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Revolutions
In the fall of 1793, the French Republic started to gain traction against its enemies. Setting up the stage for the Reign of Terror. Direct Link: 3.33- The Geography of Terror sponsor: Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at Revolutions
In the summer of 1793 a re-organized Committee of Public Safety began to consolidate power. Direct Link: 3.32- The Committee of Public Safety Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at Revolutions
In the summer of 1793 the Revolutionaries in Paris were besieged from all sides. Direct Link: 3.31- The Man of Blood Part Deux Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Revolutions
Question Time! Direct Link: 3.30- The 250th Episode Sponsor Link: Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Revolutions
On May 31-June 2, 1793 Paris once again rose in armed insurrection against the national government. Direct Link: 3.29- The Purge of the Girondins Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Revolutions
In the spring of 1793 revolts against Paris started erupting all over France. Direct Link: 3.28- Provincial Revolt Sponsor: Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at Revolutions
After the Battle of Valmy the French armies advanced on all fronts. Direct Link: 3.27- Advance and Retreat Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Revolutions
King Louis XVI was put on trial by the National Convention and executed Jan 21, 1793. Direct Link: 3.26- The Trial of Louis XVI Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Revolutions
The National Convention voted unanimously to abolish the monarchy on Sept 21, 1792. Then they proceeded to go at each others throats. Direct Link: 3.25- The National Convention Sponsor: Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Revolutions
With the Allied army approaching Paris, the sans-culottes broke into all the prisoners and slaughtered the inmates. Direct Link: 3.24- The September Massacres Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at Revolutions
On Aug 10, 1792 the radical sections of Paris overthrew the monarchy. Direct Link: 3.23- The Insurrection of August 10th Store: Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Revolutions
In April 1792 France declared war on Austria. Direct Link: 3.22- War Store: Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at Revolutions
Talleyrand! Direct Link: 3.21a Supplemental- Talleyrand Store Link: Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Revolutions
The new Legislative Assembly convened in October 1791 and quickly put France on the path to war. Direct Link: 3.21- The Legislative Assembly Store Link: Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2014 at Revolutions
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at Revolutions
As the National Assembly drew to a close, the Triumvirate rose to power. Direct Link: 3.20- The Constitution of 1791 Fundraiser: Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at Revolutions
After the Flight to Varennes, populist agistators in Paris called for an end to the monarchy, leading to a bloody confrontation in July 1791. Direct Link: 3.19- Massacre of the Champ de Mars Coming Dec 14: Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Revolutions
Would really like to get my hands on the salacious limericks the good Emperor composed while whacked on spice. Direct Link: The Flight of Emperor Palpatine Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Revolutions
In June 1791 the royal family tried to escape from Paris, but they were busted while passing through Verennes. Direct Link: 3.18- The Flight to Varennes Sponsor link: [Update: Well that's a new one. Accidently selected last week's episode during the final mastering process. All good now. Sorry everyone!] [Update 2: That was also an amazing run of improv storytelling in the comments. I should do this more often...] Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Revolutions
After the Feast of the Federation, Revolutionary France was outwardly calm, but internally divided. Direct Link: 3.17- A Temporary Summit Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Revolutions
In the leadup to the great Fête de la Fédération, the Marquis de Lafayette and a group of liberal nobles began to direct the course of the Revolution. Direct Link: 3.16- The Society of 1789 Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Revolutions
After the move to Paris, radical delegates from the National Assembly formed a new political club to help push their agenda. Direct Link: 3.15- The Rise of the Jacobins Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Revolutions
In October 1789 some angry houswives changed the course of the French Revolution. Direct Link: 3.14- The Women's March on Versailles Sponsor Link: The Queen snuck out the open door on the left: Come on the tour! Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Revolutions