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Between Antiquity and Nature: The Gendered Politics of the French Revolution and Wollstonecraft in Norway

Dr. Marisa Linton, Associate Professor in History at Kingston University and one of Britain’s leading experts on the French Revolution, recently gave an invited keynote lecture for the meeting of the Norwegian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, which was held at … Continue reading

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Why I’d wear a bonnet rouge for Robespierre

In the following Christine Evans-Appleyard reflects on her experiences of being a mature student, studying history, and what she made of the enigmatic figure of Robespierre.  There’s something about an idealistic male leader who carries an air of vulnerability that’s … Continue reading

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Enlightenment and Revolution: Rethinking the Debate

A recent symposium held in Paris on eighteenth century French history included a paper by Kingston University historian Marisa Linton, who is one of Britain’s leading experts on all aspects of the Enlightenment and the key events and personalities of the … Continue reading

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Dark world of French Revolutionary politics to be dramatised

The success of the BBC’s dramatisation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall has inspired the broadcaster to dramatise her earlier novel, A Place of Greater Safety, on Radio 4. The dramatisation starts on Sunday 6th September, 2015, and will be of special … Continue reading

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Ten myths demolished about the French Revolution

Many people agree that the French Revolution was one of the most significant events in European history and, indeed, in world history, but there are still numerous myths about it. For example, Marie-Antoinette did not say ‘Let them eat cake’, while … Continue reading

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