From Marie Antoinette's fake peasant village to Robespierre's botched suicide, the French Revolution is full of fascinating stories that are often omitted from textbooks. Join Nathan and Christine for Part I of a two-part countdown of their favorite stories and events from this vibrant period.
Podcasters: Christine and Nathan
*CORRECTION*: Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were deposed in September 1792, not November, as we said in the episode.
Moorehead, Caroline. Dancing to the Precipice: The Life of Lucie de la Tour de Pin, Eyewitness to an Era. Harper Collins, 2009.
Hibbert, Christopher. The Days of the French Revolution. HarperCollins, 2002.
Simon Schama. Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution. Random House, 1989.
Caroline Weber. Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the French Revolution. Picador, 2006.
The French Revolution Countdown (Part II)
This episode is part of our Revolutionary France Series
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)