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Early Access: Episode 47 “The Trial of the King Part II”

As the deputies proceed with the King’s trial, a radical proposal upends the proceedings. Leading Girondins propose “the appeal to the people”, a national referendum to determine the King’s fate. Rejected by the Mountain, both factions denounce the other as they seek to win the support of the Plain.  This episode explores the appeal to

Episode Extra on ‘Mirabeau’s Secret Letters’

This 20-minute Episode Extra covers the secret dealings of Mirabeau and the public reaction to the discovery of his duplicity. Only patrons have access to Episode Extras! Already a patron? ACCESS HERE Not a patron of the show? Do your bit to help keep Grey History on the air, and access exclusive bonus episodes, episode extras,

Episode 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

Episode Extra on ‘The Girondin Attacks’

This 18-minute Episode Extra covers my unscripted thoughts (consider yourself officially warned) on the Girondin assault against leading Montagnard leaders. Topics covered include the historical analysis of the events, alternative options available to the Girondins, and my criticisms.  Only patrons have access to Episode Extras! Already a patron? ACCESS HERE Not a patron of the

Episode 45 “First Republic, Then Dictatorship?”

“I accuse you of having quite obviously set your sights on a position of supreme power.” As the Convention sits in September 1792, the new national legislature descends into factional chaos. Fears of tyranny dominate the body, and a schism in the Jacobin Club rocks the revolution across the entire nation. Amongst the quarrels, the

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

Episode 43, “The Invasion of France”, is now live!

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

The Corsican Republic Part I (Patreon Bonus Episode)

It’s time for the next Patron Bonus Episode! “The Corsican Republic Part I” examines two thousand years of Corsican history! After covering the basics, we’ll explore how various empires and kingdoms left their mark on the island, and discuss how democratic and republican traditions were first established more than a thousand years ago. We’ll also
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