Tag Archives: French Revolution

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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Debating Terror: Panel Discussion Event 25th November

‘Terror’ is very much on our minds at the moment and, for those who would like to understand the historical origins of ‘Terror’ in Europe, and especially relation to the French Revolution, there is a great opportunity to listen to … Continue reading

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