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Andrew Marr tells the story of the French Revolution. He explores the causes and events, Louis XVI’s failed escape and execution, and Napoleon’s ascent to power.

Warning: There are some violent scenes of execution and riot.
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First broadcast:
12 December 2012

Classroom Ideas

Before viewing this clip the teacher could prepare a check-list of key points for pupils. This might be given before the viewing, and might be given to students as a set of separate cards for them to re-sequence in pairs to allow discussion and review. Students could plan and create a comic book narration of the events of the French Revolution.