The French Revolution Was Plotted on a Tennis Court
In honor of Bastille Day, explore some well-known “facts” about the French Revolution—some of which may not be so factual after all.
A French Mob Storms the Bastille, 225 Years Ago
On Bastille Day, look back at the jailbreak that kick-started the French Revolution.
10 Things You May Not Know About Marie Antoinette
Check out 10 surprising facts about the former queen of France.
The Guillotine’s First Cut
While the guillotine became known as a ruthlessly efficient killing machine, its eponym was actually motivated by humanitarian impulses.