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The Siècle is a history podcast covering France's overlooked century between Napoleon and World War I. Visit thesiecle.com for annotated scripts, pictures, maps, sources and more.

The Siècle History Podcast David H. Montgomery

    • Geschiedenis

The Siècle is a history podcast covering France's overlooked century between Napoleon and World War I. Visit thesiecle.com for annotated scripts, pictures, maps, sources and more.

    Supplemental 6: France & England After Waterloo

    Supplemental 6: France & England After Waterloo

    Chris Fernandez-Packham of the Age of Victoria podcast and I talk about the different experiences of erstwhile rivals France and Great Britain in the years after Waterloo.

    Like what you hear? Support the show on Patreon! And also be sure to check out Age of Victoria!

    • 41 min.
    Supplemental 5: Assassination Vacation

    Supplemental 5: Assassination Vacation

    This cross-post with Pax Britannica is a discussion between that podcast's host Sam Hume and myself about the two political murders we've both covered in recent months: that of the Duc de Berry on The Siècle and that of the Duke of Buckingham on Pax Britannica. 

    Like what you hear? Support the show on Patreon! And also be sure to check out Pax Britannica!

    • 29 min.
    Episode 16: Romantiques

    Episode 16: Romantiques

    A discussion with Philippe Moisan, a professor of French at Grinnell College, about the literary movement of French Romanticism — everything from what made it distinct to which books you should read to get started.

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    • 33 min.
    Episode 15: The Miracle Child

    Episode 15: The Miracle Child

    France swings hard to the right, as the government passes new repressive laws and the nation celebrates the birth of a Bourbon 'miracle child.' Pushed back on their heels, the French left turns to conspiracy.

    Like what you hear? Support the show on Patreon!

    • 32 min.
    Supplemental 4: Circle of the Union

    Supplemental 4: Circle of the Union

    A second part of my interview with historian Philip Mansel discusses Franco-British relations during the first half of the 19th Century, as a century-plus of military rivalry turns into something much more complex. Brought to you by the show's supporters on Patreon.

    • 19 min.
    Episode 14: Slipped on the Blood

    Episode 14: Slipped on the Blood

    Restoration politics becomes a three-way battle for supremacy between liberals, Ultra-royalists, and "Ministerials" — until a shocking crime changes everything. 

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    • 45 min.

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