Black's History Week


The French Revolution and its legacy

What caused the French revolution? Might it have succeeded in creating a more representative government without descending into The Terror, and how was France reshaped in the process?


In this new Black's History Week series on French history, Professor Jeremy Black talks to The Critic's political editor, Graham Stewart, about the revolutionary ferment.


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Image: The Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, circa 1789. (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

Music: Radetzky March by Human Symphony Orchestra (

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