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The Coming of the Terror in the French Revolution

Narrated by: Michael Page
Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
Categories: History, Europe
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Between 1793 and 1794, thousands of French citizens were imprisoned and hundreds sent to the guillotine by a powerful dictatorship that claimed to be acting in the public interest. Only a few years earlier, revolutionaries had proclaimed a new era of tolerance, equal justice, and human rights. How and why did the French Revolution's lofty ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity descend into violence and terror?

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  • 24-10-20

Interesting background into French attitudes

I don't claim to know much of French society and culture. But I have frequently been puzzled by some of their usual actions in history. This lends some insight to their actions.