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Execution by guillotine, 1792
Execution by guillotine, 1792

Duration: 04:18

How the guillotine was used in France and brought about a new terror after the tyranny of the monarchy.

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

Duration: 03:41

How France swapped one tyranny for another: from monarchy to sole-power dictatorship. A look at the French Revolutionary Robespierre and Napoleon's eventual coup.

 
How far was the King of France a significant cause of the Revolution of July 1789?
How far was the King of France a significant cause of the Revolution of July 1789?

Duration: 02:02

Examining the character and actions of the King of France, Louis XVI, and the French Revolution of 1789.

 
Locating privilege and inequality in pre-Revolutionary France
Locating privilege and inequality in pre-Revolutionary France

Duration: 04:25

Examining the extent of inequality and corruption in pre-Revolutionary 18th century France.

 
Opposition to the New Republic
Opposition to the New Republic

Duration: 04:43

The reactions of Frenchmen to the revolution in 1789. It was not universally supported to the point that cities and regions in France actively co-ordinated rebellions against the new Republic.

 
The Bastille in Revolutionary France
The Bastille in Revolutionary France

Duration: 04:50

A description of life in the Bastille prison in 1800 from the memoirs of a prisoner. This is used as a basis from which to examine the regime of the Bastille, leading up to the storming and fall of the prison.

 
The escape of the King
The escape of the King

Duration: 00:05:25

How did Louis XVI react to the revolution?

 
The French Revolution
The French Revolution

Duration: 10:09

A mixture of drama, narration and contemporary sources of the French Revolution's events and context.

 
The Rights Of Man
The Rights Of Man

Duration: 00:04:30

The origins of the Declaration of the Rights of Man.

 
The Tennis Court Oath
The Tennis Court Oath

Duration: 00:03:53

By the late 1780s, France's financial problems brought it close to breaking point. Louis XVI called the Estates General to solve France's problems.

 
Was Louis XVII a significant cause of the Revolution?
Was Louis XVII a significant cause of the Revolution?

Duration: 01:25

Exploring the role, character and actions of the King of France and the Revolution of 1789.

 

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