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CATEGORY: French Revolution
The French Revolution Was Plotted on a Tennis Court
July 14, 2015

In honor of Bastille Day, explore some well-known “facts” about the French Revolution—some of which may not be so factual after all. Read More

A French Mob Storms the Bastille, 225 Years Ago
July 14, 2014

On Bastille Day, look back at the jailbreak that kick-started the French Revolution. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Marie Antoinette
October 16, 2013

Check out 10 surprising facts about the former queen of France. Read More

The Guillotine’s First Cut
April 25, 2012

While the guillotine became known as a ruthlessly efficient killing machine, its eponym was actually motivated by humanitarian impulses. Read More