Tag: French Revolution
‘Do you hear the people sing?’: A History of Civil Unrest in France
Is the stereotype about French people always going on strike true? Ione Gildroy examines a history of civil unrest in France.
À la Creole, en chemise, en gaulle: Marie Antoinette and the dress that sparked a revolution
Written by Sophie Whitehead. Marie Antoinette was surrounded by many controversies during her life, including that of her dress in a 1783 portrait. But how important was this portrait? And how far can it be said to have sparked a revolution?
An Error of Embargoes: The Failure of Napoleon’s Continental System
Written by Fraser Barnes. In his quest to cripple and de-stabilise his greatest rival, Napoleon embarked on an economic policy that would ultimately bring about his ruin: the Continental System.