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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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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
Enjoy. Direct Link: 3.13a- The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at Revolutions
After the Night of August 4th, the National Assembly divided into new political factions. Direct Link: 3.13- The Rights of Man Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at Revolutions
After a wave of chaos spread across France, the National Assembly abolished feudalism on the night of Aug. 4, 1789. Direct Link: 3.12- The Great Fear Sponsor Direct Link: Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Revolutions
On July 14, 1789 a mob of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille. Direct Link: 3.11- The Fall of the Bastille Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Revolutions
English, French and American Revolutions Tours! Spring 2015! Sign up now: Direct Link: Tour Announcement Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at Revolutions
On Day 2 of the Estates General, the Third Estate went on strike. Direct Link: 3.10- The Tennis Court Oath Sponsor direct link: Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Revolutions
The debate over the coming Estates General awakened the political consciousness of the Third Estate. Also the weather was rotten. Direct Link: 3.9- What is the Third Estate? Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at Revolutions
The king's attempt to break the Parments in the summer of 1788 was was met by widespread resistence. Direct Link: 3.8- The Day of the Tiles [Update]: Sorry for the delayed post. I was out of town and scheduled the episode to release through the main rss feed, but I forgot to set up the link here. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Revolutions
After the Assembly of Notables disbanded in May 1787, the fight over reform moved to the Paris Parlement. Direct Link: 3.7- The Séance Royale Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Revolutions
Round and round and round it goes... Direct Link: 3.6- The Stately Quadrille Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Revolutions
King Louis called the Assembly of Notables in early 1787 to approve a major fincancial reform package. But intead of rubber stamping the package, the Notables scrutinized every detail. Direct Link: 3.5- The Assembly of Notables Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Revolutions
Just as the financial situation was about to explode the monarchy was hit by a public relations nightmare. Direct Link: 3.4- Necker and the Necklace Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Revolutions
As power passed from Louis XV to Louis XVI, royal ministers attempted to implement reforms, but were thewarted at every turn. Direct Link: 3.3- Resistance to Reform Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Revolutions
The Ancien Regime was a mess in desperate need of reform. Direct Link: 3.2- The Broken Regime [Update: Fixed pronunciation of "taille."] Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Revolutions
The population of pre-Revolutionary France was divided into Three Estates: the Church, the Nobility and Everyone Else. Direct Link: 3.1 The Three Estates Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Revolutions
Tours. Episode Numbering. Money. Parlez-vous français? Direct Link: 3.0 Revolutions Podcast Update Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Revolutions
The ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights marks the end of the Revolutionary Era. Direct Link: 031- The Rising Sun In a nice little synchronicity I wound up spending this morning at James Madison Park. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at Revolutions
Hang them on the wall of every classroom. Direct Link: 031a- The Bill of Rights Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at Revolutions
Between the end of the War of Independence and the Constitutional Convention the new United States was plagued by problems. The Articles of Confederation were not up to solving them. Direct Link: 030- The Critical Period Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at Revolutions