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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 2 days ago 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
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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
As the newly independent United States trasitioned from war to peace, it was tripped up by the ineffective Articles of Confederation. Direct Link: 029- The Articles of Confederation Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at Revolutions
Lord Cornwallis was trapped in Yorktown in October 1781. His surrender ended the American War of Independence. Direct Link: 028- Yorktown Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at Revolutions
Despite the thrashing he gave Horatio Gates at the Battle of Camden, Lord Cornwallis found the Carolinas slipping out of his grasp. Direct Link: 027- Tarleton's Quarter Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2014 at Revolutions
The Episode That Wouldn't Die. Direct Link: 026- Turning South Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at Revolutions
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After Saratoga the French joined the war, the British changed strategies and Washington's army spent a miserable winter at Valley Forge. Direct Link: 025- Valley Forge Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at Revolutions
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Gentleman Johnny's Party Train ran into some trouble in 1777. Direct Link: 024- Saratoga Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Revolutions
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With the revolution on the line, George Washginton led his army to victory at Trenton. Unfortunately he would be unable to stop the British from taking Philadelphia in 1777. Direct Link: 23- Crossing the Delaware Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at Revolutions
When in the course of human events... Direct Link: 22a- Supplemental: The Declaration of Independence Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Revolutions
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The American colonies declared independence in July 1776. Then their armies got chased around New York. Direct Link: 22- Independence Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Revolutions
Thought I'd keep this at the top of the page for a bit. New episodes below! Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Revolutions
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After the skirmishes at Lexington and Concord, war between Britain and the colonies broke out. George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief and laid siege to Boston. Direct Link: 021- The Guns of Ticonderoga Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Revolutions
The Boston Tea Party led Parliament to pass the Intolerable Acts in 1774. The colonists were really super not amused. Direct Link: The Boston Tea Party Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at Revolutions
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After the failure of the Stamp Act, Parliament passed a new set of taxes known as the Townshend Acts. The colonists were not amused. Direct Link: 019- The Townshend Acts Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2014 at Revolutions
After the French and Indian War, the British Ministry started levying new taxes on the colonies. The colonists were not amused. Direct Link: 018- The Stamp Act Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at Revolutions