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Summary

During the late years of the 18th century, the spirit of Enlightenment thinking and revolution were in the air. The world was changing, moving away from ingrained beliefs about religion, reason, society, and the rights of the individual and turning more toward the laws of nature as interpreted by the scientific method. Nowhere was the influence of this radical new way of thinking more apparent than in France, and the upheaval this caused would come to bloody fruition in the form of revolution.

You will learn about:

  • An environment of revolution
  • Rise of the Third Estate
  • The rights of man
  • Vive la revolution!
  • Reign of Terror
  • The last revolutionaries
  • And more!
     

Explore the triumph and terror that existed in France during the French Revolution. Review the causes and the lasting effects brought about during this tumultuous time period when the common people of France struggled to remake their world upon the cornerstone of liberty.

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Not a bad overview but ... The speaker really must work on his pronunciation of French and, factual inaccuracy, France was not the first European country to execute a monarch (check England 1649).

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  • Stephen Werk
  • 30-06-21

Excellent

After reading A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens, I was pleased to discover this short book by Hourly History which clarifies and expands on Dickens’ novelistic rendering of the events of the revolution. The Hourly History tells what really happened. It is a great follow-up book to Dickens’ Tale.

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  • Frank Donnelly
  • 20-12-20

An Excellent Succinct Summary

This is an excellent summary. Keeping in mind it is exactly as advertised, a One Hour History, this summary is exactly what it states that it is.

I was able to listen to most of this and comprehend the summary by listening only. I did also have the summary on Kindle and did read along. However this work is clear enough that I believe I could listen only and mostly understand the summary.

I do need to state that I have previously studied the French Revolution and it is,possible that this previous study made the clarity of this work easier for me. However I did feel the writing is very clear. Thank You...

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  • AJC
  • 23-01-19

QUICK STUDY OF FRENCH REVOLUTION

This is a well presented cursory study of the French Revolution. I did learn a thing or two. Good historical narration.