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History isn't black and white, yet too often it's presented as such. Grey History is a podcast dedicated to retelling great historical events, but in a way that highlights contradiction, dissent and contrasting conclusions. Why? Because it's in the grey that history has its beauty, its intrigue, and most importantly its lessons.

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The French Revolution - Tyrants and Terrorists

Grey History: The French Revolution William Clark

    • History
    • 4.7 • 64 Ratings

History isn't black and white, yet too often it's presented as such. Grey History is a podcast dedicated to retelling great historical events, but in a way that highlights contradiction, dissent and contrasting conclusions. Why? Because it's in the grey that history has its beauty, its intrigue, and most importantly its lessons.

Current Season:
The French Revolution - Tyrants and Terrorists

    1.26 The Brissotins and the Montagnards

    1.26 The Brissotins and the Montagnards

    Civil war erupts within the Jacobin Club as Brissot and Robespierre denounce each other's solutions to the nation's woes. Diplomatic and ministerial crises finally trigger conflict between France and Austria in April 1792.

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    1.25 The Road to War

    1.25 The Road to War

    European monarchs threatened war and Jacobin deputies embraced the challenge. A strange alliance is forged between the Brissotins and the Court as the nation prepares for conflict, while the offical justifications for war hid more sinister motivations.

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    1.24 The Legislative Assembly

    1.24 The Legislative Assembly

    New assembly, new problems. As the Legislative Assembly gathers in Paris in October 1791, a new generation of revolutionaries are forced to confront a multitude of threats. The solutions embraced by the deputies were both dramatic controversial.

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    1.23 The Constitution of 1791

    1.23 The Constitution of 1791

    With the democrats on the run, the newly established Feuillant Club had an opportunity to revise the constitution and cement its power. King Louis XVI accepts the Constitution of 1791, but historians and contemporaries alike criticise the document for possessing countless flaws.

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    1.22 The Tricolour Terror

    1.22 The Tricolour Terror

    King fled. Captured Instead. Trouble Ahead. With the nation shocked by the King's attempted escape, public debate erupted over the future of both the monarch and the monarchy. Unfortunately for the revolutionary left, these divisive debates resulted in bloodshed and repression. Who should be blamed for the Champ de Mars Massacre, and how successful was the Tricolour Terror it unleashed?

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    • 56 min
    Show Update April 2020

    Show Update April 2020

    When will season one end? What will be the topic of season two? How can you access Grey History's new bonus content, including Episode Extras, Stand Alone Episodes and Mini-Series? This is the update that answers it all (sort of).

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Bearpandamanda ,

Informative and easy to follow

Puts everything in very easy to understand language and style. Good analogies for events to help paint a picture. A few nicely placed modern references and humor.

Papa Pitufo 11 ,

Love it.

Very informative and interesting.

-c peters ,

Wow. Deep history with a great commentator!

You have to be very good at podcasting and telling history to make a subject like the French revolution come alive to your typical American. This is absolutely a fantastic podcast if you have any interest in how one nations history affects all of us on the planet.

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