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With the revolution paralysed by factional feuds, the people of Paris moved to break the deadlock. This episode explores the weeks immediately preceding the Purge of the Girondins, including how Brissot and his allies rally support across the country. It also examines the differing opinions of historians in relation to the actions of the Girondins
Division and discord cripples the Convention as factional warfare consumes the deputies. Empowered with new legislation, and gripped by fears of conspiracies, the deputies begin to arrest and impeach their own. The struggle to the death has begun! Episode Extras 1. The Arrest of the Duc d’Orléans 2. Danton’s Secrets EARLY ACCESS Patrons on the
With the French Revolution engulfed in crises, the deputies of the Convention (eventually) took action. New measures were introduced to crush the counter-revolution, measures which would become the hallmarks of the coming Reign of Terror. This episode explores the introduction of Representatives on Mission and the contentious re-establishment of the Revolutionary Tribunal. It examines the
While the revolution was surrounded by dangers, they could also be found within. Multiple crises radicalise the sans-culottes of the capital, and a new ultra-radical movement emerges on the revolutionary left. Those associated with the Enragés rise to challenge the National Convention, as well as the Girondins and Jacobins who dominate it. Episode Extra 1.
Unpack the past of Jacques Roux, the most iconic leader of the Enragés. Compare how Roux and those like him differed to previous sans-culottes leaders who originated from wealthier origins. ALL PATRONS CAN ACCESS NOW!LISTEN HERE NOT A PATREON SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW?Looking for amazing bonus content? Want to help keep Grey History on the air?
Already engrossed with setbacks on the eastern frontier, in March 1793, the French revolutionaries were confronted with a new challenge in the west. Recruitment riots had gripped the nation, and in a region known as the Vendée, these disturbances fast became organised resistance. By June 1793, civil war consumed western France, and large swaths of
Thanks but no thanks. This episode extra explores negotiations between Dutch exiles and the French government to ensure the mistakes of Belgium didn’t repeat themselves. It also unpacks unexpectedly positive responses to Dumouriez’s actions in Brussels. ALL PATRONS CAN ACCESS NOW!LISTEN HERE NOT A PATREON SUPPORTER OF THE SHOW?Looking for amazing bonus content? Want to help
The war expands and disaster strikes. This episode explores the entry of England and Holland into the revolutionary war, as well as the French invasion of the Dutch Republic in February 1793. As Belgium begins to break, the Austrians and the Prussians unleash a devastating counter-attack, crippling the French military and causing chaos behind the
Grey History’s Mini-Series on the Corsican Revolution is absolutely wild! Join the show’s free newsletter to stay informed on all things Grey History, and receive an exclusive link to the Corsican Revolution Part I! From republican revolutions to unexpected kings, the Corsican Revolution would be almost unbelievable if it wasn’t for the fact that it