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Revolutionary Brothers: “Aux Armes!”

by Tom Chaffin The fifth and final excerpt from Revolutionary Brothers takes place in Paris in 1789, as Thomas Jefferson witnesses the civil unrest marking the beginning of the French Revolution.

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Posted in Early Modern History, Military History

The Napoleonic Wars’ Impact on Jane Austen

Napoleonic Wars

by Lucy Worsley ‘What calm lives they had . . . No worries about the French Revolution,  or the crushing struggles of the Napoleonic wars.’ Winston Churchill on Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen never went to France. In her lifetime,

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

Napoleon: Son of the Revolution

Napoleon

By Alan Forrest Napoleon Napoleon’s rise owed everything to the French Revolution, to its ideals of liberty and equality, the meritocracy that lay at its roots, and the huge institutional changes that it wrought. Without the events of 1789, France would

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Posted in Modern History

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