Patreon Early Access: Episode 37 “Aftermath”

In the aftermath of the revolution on 10 August 1792, multiple winners and losers emerge. This episode explores those individuals, factions, and institutions which rise to power, and those which lose everything. Episode Extras:1.37.1 – Unfit for the Throne – Historian Bertha Gardiner explains her reasonings why Louis’ position on the throne was untenable and

Episode 36, “The Insurrection of 10 August 1792”, is live!

We’re back for 2022! Paris erupts and the second revolution commences. Amongst the chaos, a new power takes over Paris, and the monarchy falls in a bloody massacre. What compels the revolutionaries to strike on the 10th? How popular was the revolt? Was bloodshed avoidable and can it be justified?  Episode Extra for Patreon Supporters:Was

Episode 34, “The Brunswick Manifesto” is now live!

“Let us say with one accord, Louis XVI is no longer King of the French” – Mauconseil Section, 31 July 1792 The Duke of Brunswick proclaims a manifesto with disastrous (or negligible) consequences. Paris lurches closer to insurrection, and the sections of Paris demand a republic in all but name. Radical revolutionaries set a deadline

August 2021 Patreon Show Update

The August 2021 Patreon Show Update is now live! All patrons can access the video update here Agenda: Plans for 2022 Episode 34 The Brunswick Manifesto Bonus Episode: Science and the French Revolution Bonus Season: The Belgium Revolution Patreon Tier Changes Question & Answers Episode

Upcoming Q&A

Hello everyone! As we approach the fall of the monarchy, it’s time for a Q&A on any and all questions relating to the initial years of the French Revolution. Have a question about a certain individual, policy, or event? Always wanted to know why something did or didn’t happen? Have a crazy ‘what-if’ you would

Bastille Day Bonus Episode (The Prisoner of Paris)

Happy Bastille Day Everyone! In celebration of the 232nd anniversary of the Fall of the Bastille, this bonus episode is a recording of my presentation at the Intelligent Speech Conference earlier this year. It covers the key events of the Flight to Varennes, some minor (and key) details which foiled the escape, as well as

Episode 33, “What about Second Revolution?”, is now live!

In the aftermath of 20 June, the nation’s factions immediately resume their bitter disputes. As foreign armies prepare to invade France, the Legislative Assembly is compelled to declare the nation to be in danger. The arrival of the fédérés changes the power dynamics in Paris, empowering agitators who are calling for a second revolution. The

Voting for the upcoming bonus episode

With the Intelligent Speech Conference now behind us, it’s time for me to focus my attention on the next Bonus Episode for sponsors of the show! Thank you to everyone who has submitted a range of ideas for possible bonus episodes! The blurbs for each idea are just initial thoughts while we narrow down the

Episode 32, “Uninvited Guests”, is now live!

“I know that the stern language of the truth is rarely welcome close to the throne. I also know that, because it is almost never heard there, that revolutions become necessary.” – Jean-Marie Roland A new ministerial crisis erupts thanks to the bold actions of Interior Minister Jean-Marie Roland. The people of Paris conduct a
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