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 lines. In the resulting disarray, General Dumouriez goes rogue. The consequences of his actions have a direct impact on the Reign of Terror.
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.
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