History In The Headlines

Category: France

Guillotine

The Guillotine’s First Cut

Nicolas-Jacques Pelletier became the first of thousands to be executed by the guillotine 220 years ago today.

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Missing World War II Ace Located After 71 Years

British researchers have found the final resting place of Derek Allen, a Royal Air Force pilot who went missing in 1940.

Joan of Arc

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Joan of Arc

To commemorate Joan of Arc’s 600th birthday, explore some facts about the legendary “Maid of Orléans” that might come as a surprise.

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France’s Green Fairy Flies Again

After a century-long ban, France has legalized absinthe, a potion with a rich history that artists once prized for its supposed hallucinogenic effects.