52 episodes

History isn't black and white, yet too often it's presented as such. Grey History is a podcast dedicated to retelling the French Revolution in a way that highlights differing opinions, experiences, and conclusions. Why? Because it's in the grey that history has its beauty, its intrigue, and most importantly its lessons.

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Grey History: The French Revolution & Napoleon William Clark

    • History
    • 4.8 • 166 Ratings

History isn't black and white, yet too often it's presented as such. Grey History is a podcast dedicated to retelling the French Revolution in a way that highlights differing opinions, experiences, and conclusions. Why? Because it's in the grey that history has its beauty, its intrigue, and most importantly its lessons.

Support the show today: https://www.patreon.com/greyhistory

    1.46 The Trial of the King Part I

    1.46 The Trial of the King Part I

    With the republic declared and foreign armies pushed back beyond the frontiers, the National Convention had no choice but to turn its attention to justice. Should the King be tried? Could he even be tried? If he could, how would the nation hold its former monarch to account? These were the questions that gripped the Convention as they sought to prosecute Louis for a long list of crimes.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    1.45 First Republic, Then Dictatorship?

    1.45 First Republic, Then Dictatorship?

    The new national legislature descends into factional chaos. Fears of tyranny dominate the Convention, and a schism in the Jacobin Club rocks the revolution across the entire nation. Amongst the quarrels, the deputies make history, abolishing the monarchy and establishing the French Republic.

    Episode Extra:

    1. The Girondin Attacks - Unscripted thoughts on the Girondin assault against leading Montagnard leaders.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Interview Episode - Russian Rulers History Podcast & Catherine the Great

    Interview Episode - Russian Rulers History Podcast & Catherine the Great

    Catherine the Great is one of the most intriguing and consequential monarchs of the 18th century. Mark Schauss from the Russian Rulers History Podcast joins me for a wide-ranging interview on Catherine's reign. In this episode, we discuss Catherine's influential policies, politics, and wars, as well as her surprising ascent to the Russian throne. We also discuss Catherine's relationship with the Enlightenment and leading French philosophers, along with her attitude towards the French Revolution.

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    Additional RRHP material on Catherine the Great:

    - Episodes 42-51

    - Episode 188

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    • 57 min
    Crossover Episode: History Daily

    Crossover Episode: History Daily

    In this crossover episode we examine another great history podcast called History Daily. Every weekday, host Lindsay Graham takes you back in time to explore a momentous event that happened ‘on this day’ in history. Whether it’s to remember the tragedy of December 7th, 1941, the day “that will live in infamy,” or to celebrate that 20th day in July, 1969, when mankind reached the moon, History Daily is there to tell you the true stories of the people and events that shaped our world—one day at a time.

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    • 38 min
    1.44 The National Convention

    1.44 The National Convention

    The National Convention meets in Paris. Who were the deputies who lead France? What divided them? How accurate are the common perceptions of their politics? This episode explores the new national legislature and the factions which would dominate it.

    Episode Extra - The Legalisation of Divorce

    Explore the ground-breaking legalisation of divorce in September 1792. Its impact was significant, and it would take almost 180 years for similiar legislation to arrive in the United States and the United Kingdom!

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    • 51 min
    1.43 The Invasion of France

    1.43 The Invasion of France

    On the eve of the Invasion of France in August 1792, the courts of the First Coalition were maintaining an uneasy alliance. Events in Poland had reinforced the long-standing distrust between the courts of Berlin, Vienna, and St. Petersburg, and developments in the east would fundamentally alter the trajectory of the allies' advance.

    This episode examines how events in Poland impacted the Prussian invasion, as well as the nature of the army that marched with the Duke of Brunswick. We'll also explore the key battles of 1792, including Valmy and Jemappes, along with the amazing highs and lows of the campaign. Finally, we will unpack how the military situation in late 1792 dramatically impacted the politics of the new French Republic, leading to a renewed determination to wage a crusade for universal liberty.

    Episode Extra: The Battle(s) of Valmy

    Explore not only the original Battle of Valmy, but the highly contested historical debate surrounding the skirmish. Historians differ massively on how to interpret the events of September 20, 1792, so this will be full of Grey (Military) History!

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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
166 Ratings

166 Ratings

RyanConor ,

Great job!

This is the only style of long form history that can sustain the length and detail of the story as well as my attention. It’s very conversational and well written. Great work.

DorStar ,

Extremely interesting and goes into the details most don’t

Fantastic and obsessively (in a good way) detailed podcast thst had me hooked from the first
Please don’t stop and keep it coming
Love it and thank you!

leighbell ,

Fantastic Introduction to the French Revolution

I’d started reading R. R. Palmer’s “Twelve Who Ruled,” hoping for some understanding of the background of the French Revolution. It’s a fantastic book about *The Terror*, but doesn’t help much in a broader history of *The Revolution*. This podcast is totally filling in that background and so far, it’s the least biased English-language intro I’ve come across. Excellent podcast, with great, solid scholarly references that are well-explained.

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