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  1. Execution by guillotine, 1792

    Duration: 04.14

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    How the guillotine was used in France to bring about a new terror after the monarchy.

  2. France in Revolution and the Reign of Terror, 1792-1794

    Duration: 03.37

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    How France swapped one tyranny for another: from monarchy to sole-power dictatorship.

  3. Has religion lost its power?

    Duration: 01.58

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    Since the French Revolution, most philosophers have ignored God or criticised religion.

  4. How did the Tennis Court Oath change French history ?

    Duration: 03.49

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    How Louis XVI called the Estates General to solve France's financial problems.

  5. Opposition to the New Republic

    Duration: 04.40

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    The reactions of Frenchmen to the revolution in 1789.

  6. The Bastille in Revolutionary France

    Duration: 04.46

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    A description of life in the Bastille prison in 1800 from the memoirs of a prisoner.

  7. The French Revolution

    Duration: 10.09

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    Andrew Marr tells the story of the French Revolution.

  8. The ideas behind the French Revolution

    Duration: 01.46

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    The French Revolutionary philosophers saw reason as the basis for an enlightened society.

  9. The importance of The Rights Of Man

    Duration: 04.26

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    The origins of the Declaration of the Rights of Man.

  10. The slave revolt in Haiti

    Duration: 01.23

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    How the slave revolt in Haiti affected the abolition movement.

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