Revolutions

By Mike Duncan

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A weekly podcasting exploring great political revolutions. Now: The Mexican Revolution. Next: The Russian Revolution.

Episode Date
9.01- New Spain
36:33

Just by way of refresher, since I know everyone took such good notes during episode 5.1 and 5.2 

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Aug 12, 2018
8.8- The Bloody Week
42:59

The last week of May 1871 was indeed a very bloody week. 

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Jun 25, 2018
Ep. 8.7- Year 79
33:43

🎶Tonight I'm gonna party like it's the year seventy-nine 🎶

Jun 17, 2018
Ep. 8.6- The Commune
39:55

The Paris Commune was formally inaugurated on March 28, 1871. Unfortunately no one could agree on what that meant.  

Jun 13, 2018
8.5- The Cannons
39:42

On March 18, 1871 the government of Adolphe Thiers attempted to seize control of the National Guard's cannons. It didn't go well.  

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Jun 04, 2018
8.4- The Siege of Paris
41:56

You know you're rich when you can afford to eat rats. 

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May 28, 2018
8.3- The Government of National Defence
40:52

In September 1870, everyone in Paris prepared for a siege. Some of them also prepared for revolution. 

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May 20, 2018
8.2- The Franco-Prussian War
38:24

Napoleon III hoped a war with Prussia would save his Empire. Instead it destroyed his Empire. 

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May 13, 2018
8.1- The Second French Empire
41:53

First as tragedy, then as farce. 

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Apr 30, 2018
7.33- What the Heck Just Happened
40:22

Let's figure out what the heck happened in 1848

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Apr 30, 2018
7.32- The Bitter End
43:53

The bitter end of the Revolutions of 1848 arrived in the summer of 1849.

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Mar 25, 2018
7.31- The Assembly of the Damned
40:24

As the walls close in on the Revolutions of 1848, the final loose ends will be ground up by millstones, but still stamp the future with fertile soil to grow new liberty trees. 

Mar 19, 2018
7.30- The Crown From the Gutter
36:38

Wherein the King of Prussia is offered a dog's collar. 

 

Mar 11, 2018
7.29- The New Emperor
36:03

In Dec 1848, the Austrian Empire got a new Emperor. 

Mar 05, 2018
7.28- Prince President Bonaparte
42:41

In Dec 1848, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte was elected president of France. 

Feb 26, 2018
7.27- The Flight of the Pope
42:57

In November 1848, the Pope took flight.

 

Feb 19, 2018
7.26- The Battle For Vienna
39:13

After the Emperor declared war on Hungary, Vienna launched an uprising in October 1848.

Feb 12, 2018
7.25- The Parliament of Professors
39:50

The Frankfurt Parliament is the symbol of the liberal German Revolution of 1848. That's not a compliment. 

Feb 05, 2018
7.24- The Turn of The Tide
35:54

In the summer of 1848, the forces of counter-revolution began to get the upper hand in central Europe. 

Jan 31, 2018
7.23- The First War of Italian Independence
41:16

On March 23, 1848 the Kingdom of Piedmont declared war on Austria. 

Jan 22, 2018
7.22- The April Laws
33:58

In April 1848, the Hungarians won the right to national self-government. But what about the other nations of the Kingdom of Hungary?

Jan 14, 2018
7.21- Cracking Down and Backing Down
43:27

The Austrian Imperial Ministry had a habit of cracking down, but then backing down.

Jan 08, 2018
7.20- Where Do You Draw The Line?
43:53

With German unification on the way, the question became who exactly was going to be unified anyway?

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Dec 25, 2017
7.19- The June Days
39:40

In June 1848, France discovered class conflict. 

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Dec 18, 2017
7.18- Democracy In Action
42:44

The Provisional Government of France wanted a political revolution NOT a social revolution.

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12/7/17
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Dec 04, 2017
7.17- The Five Days of Milan
42:13

In March 1848, both Milan and Venice revolted against Austrian rule. 

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Nov 26, 2017
7.16- We Crawled On Our Stomachs
37:24

The fall of the July Monarchy set off a chain reaction throughout Germany that climaxed with intense fighting in Berlin.

 

Nov 20, 2017
7.15- Slaves No More
37:09

On your feet, Magyar, the homeland calls! The time is here, now or never! Shall we be slaves or free? This is the question, choose your answer.

Nov 15, 2017
7.14- The Fall of Metternich
38:43

On March 13, 1848, Metternich fell. 

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Nov 06, 2017
Politics & Prose Oct 28: The Storm Before the Storm Book Event
01:03:28

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Oct 30, 2017
The Calm Before the Storm Before the Storm
08:11

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10/24/17
BOSTON, MA
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10/25/17
NEW YORK, NY
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10/26/17
BROOKLYN, NY
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10/27/17
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10/28/17
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Oct 23, 2017
7.13- The Spectre of The French Revolution
30:57

There is a spectre haunting Europe....

10/24/17
BOSTON, MA
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10/25/17
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10/26/17
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10/28/17
 
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Oct 16, 2017
7.12- The Provisional Government
36:21

In 1848 there would be no replacing one Bourbon with another. 

10/24/17
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10/28/17
 
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Oct 09, 2017
7.11- The Last King of the French
39:51

In February 1848 the National Guard had finally had enough of the July Monarchy 

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Oct 02, 2017
7.10- The Banquets
39:55

In 1847 and 1848 opposition leaders spent good money to eat bad food while listening to bad speeches. 

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Sep 25, 2017
7.09- The Pope and the King
39:52

The Revolutions of 1848 began in Italy

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Sep 18, 2017
7.08- The Political Question
46:48

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Sep 04, 2017
7.07- The Hungry Forties
32:36

The mid-1840s were a rotten time. 

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Aug 27, 2017
7.06- The Kingdom of Hungary
39:57

1000 years of Hungarian history in 38 minutes. 

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Aug 23, 2017
7.05- Risorgimento
37:55

In the years after the Napoleonic conquest, the dream of Italian liberation and unification took root. 

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Aug 13, 2017
7.05- Risorgimento

In the years after the Napoleonic conquest, the dream of Italian liberation and unification took root. 

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Aug 13, 2017
7.04- The Austrian Empire
43:02

It may not be Holy or Roman anymore, but it was still an Empire...

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Aug 07, 2017
7.03- The German Confederation
32:20

The long road to Germany has begun. 

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55:41

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Jul 27, 2017
7.02- Order and Liberty
41:01

The foundations of the July Monarchy were thin and shallow. 

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Jul 24, 2017
7.01- The Volcano
40:10

In January 1848 Europe was sleeping on a volcano. 

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Jul 17, 2017
6.08e- The June Rebellion
34:10

In June 1832 a bunch of radical republicans spontaneously broke out in song. 

May 29, 2017
6.08d- The Carbonari
41:46

In 1820 the Good Cousins staged a revolution in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. 

May 22, 2017
6.08c- Metternich
34:39

After the fall of Napoleon, Austrian Foreign Minister Metternich attempted to orchestrate a new conservative order in Europe. 

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May 15, 2017
6.08b- The Belgian Revolution
35:59

In 1830, the Belgians said we don't want to be a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands anymore.

May 08, 2017
6.8a- The Fait Accompli of 1830
34:27

What the heck did the rest of France think about the July Revolution?

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Apr 30, 2017
6.07- The Last King of France
48:09

King Charles X should have never signed the Four Ordinances. You know. In hindsight. 

Apr 24, 2017
6.06- The Duc d'Orleans
23:50

Time to get this piece on the board. 

Apr 17, 2017
6.05- The Barricades
38:59

On Wed July 28, 1830 the people of Paris proved that piles of rubble were the key to urban revolution. 

Apr 10, 2017
6.04- Stop The Presses
39:17

On Monday July 26, 1830 the Four Ordinances were published. On Tuesday July 27 the July Revolution began. 

Apr 02, 2017
6.03- Help Yourself And Heaven Will Help You
40:57

In early 1830 King Charles X tried to beat back the liberal opposition. Instead they came back stronger than ever. 

 

Mar 26, 2017
6.02- Charles The Simple
35:06

After ascending to the throne in 1824 Charles X wanted to impose his ultra-royalism on France, but his annoying subjects kept resisting.

Mar 20, 2017
6.01- The Chain of Time
45:38

After the fall of Napoleon, the Bourbon monarchy was restored. 

Mar 13, 2017
5.27- The Labyrinth
44:11

In 1830, both Simon Bolivar and Gran Colombia died. 

 

Feb 13, 2017
5.26- Out the Window
34:37

On Sept 25, 1828 Simón Bolívar went out the window.

Feb 05, 2017
5.25- The Tangled Swords
32:54

At the end of 1826 Simon Bolivar returned to Colombia to deal with the revolt of Jose Antonio Paez. 

Jan 30, 2017
5.24- The Republic of Bolivar
38:41

In 1825 Upper Peru became the independent nation of Bolivia. 

Jan 23, 2017
5.23- Ayacucho
36:58

Wherein Gen. Sucre wins a very Bolivarian battle.

Jan 16, 2017
5.22- The Guayaquil Conference
32:56

Simòn Bolívar and Jose de San Martin met for the first and only time in July 1822 

Dec 12, 2016
5.21- The Third Sister
30:36

In 1822, Antonio Jose Sucre and Simon Bolivar liberated Quito and made Gran Colombia whole. 

 

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Nov 23, 2016
5.20- The Sea Wolf
40:01

Lord Thomas Cochrane turned out to be the key to Peru. 

Nov 21, 2016
5.19- The Army of the Andes
36:50

José de San Martín gets zonked on opium and marches through the Andes. 

Nov 14, 2016
5.18- Liberation
42:37

On June 24, 1821 the Battle of Carabobo secured permanent independence for Venezuela. 

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Oct 31, 2016
5.17a- Supplemental Gregor MacGregor
40:31

Do not buy land in Poyais. 

Oct 24, 2016
5.17- The Big Rock On The Side Of The Road
37:38

In 1820 a mutiny in Cádiz changed the course of Spanish American history. 

Oct 09, 2016
5.16- Over The Mountains
39:24

In July 1819 Bolívar led a legendary march into the mountains to liberate New Granada once and for all. 

Oct 02, 2016
5.15- The Centaur of the Plains
42:55

In January 1818 Simón Bolívar met José Antonio Páez. The War of Venezuelan Independence would never be the same. 

Sep 19, 2016
5.14- El Jefe Supremo
36:44

With an assist from the Republic of Haiti, Simon Bolivar launched a new expedition to Venezuela in 1816.

 

Sep 12, 2016
5.13- The Letter From Jamaica
46:30

Enter José de San Martín and Bernardo O'Higgins. 

 

Sep 05, 2016
5.12- The Desired One
36:50

The restoration of King Ferdinand VII spelled big trouble for Spanish American Independence. 

Aug 29, 2016
5.11- The Legions of Hell
41:54

In 1814 Simón Bolívar met the Legions of Hell. It wasn't pretty. 

Aug 22, 2016
5.10- War To The Death
44:51

Simón Bolívar left Venezuela in 1812. He came back in 1813. 

Aug 15, 2016
5.09- God's Divine Wrath
41:22

Things did not go well for the First Venezuelan Republic. 

Aug 07, 2016
5.08- The Patriotic Society For The Development of Agriculture and Livestock
43:30

in 1810 Simón Bolívar brought Francisco de Miranda home. 

Jul 25, 2016
5.07- The First Cry For Liberty
33:39

Further unrest plagued Spanish America in 1809 as the situation deteriorated back in Spain. 

Jul 18, 2016
5.06- The Abdications of Bayonne
42:52

In May 1808 Napoleon deposed the Spanish Monarchy.

Jul 11, 2016
5.05- The Leander Expedition
42:31

1n 1806, two invasions of South America tested the waters of independence. Also, Bolívar swears to liberate his country or die trying. 

Jul 03, 2016
5.04- The Prince of Caracas
37:52

Enter Bolívar. 

Jun 26, 2016
5.01- The Conquest
45:49

After Columbus "discovered" America the Spanish built up an empire upon which the sun never set. 

Jun 20, 2016
5.03- The Precursors
44:48

After the Seven Years War the Spanish American Empire was hit with an array of revolts. Also six degrees of Francisco de Miranda. 

 

Jun 20, 2016
5.02- New Granada
42:39

After the Bourbons came to power they reformed the Spanish Empire and along the way created the Viceroyalty of New Granada. 

Jun 12, 2016
4.19- The History of Haiti
01:44:39

1806-Present. Enjoy.

Apr 17, 2016
4.18- Death to the French
38:05

After declaring independence, Jean-Jacques Dessalines ordered the extermination of the white French. 

Apr 11, 2016
4.17a- The Haitian Declaration of Independence
08:39

Done at the headquarters of Gonaives, the first day of January 1804, the first year of independence.

Apr 03, 2016
4.17- Independence
39:20

The new nation of Haiti was born on New Years Day 1804.

Apr 03, 2016
4.16- Dying Like Flies
37:20

In the summer of 1802 the worst Yellow Fever epidemic on record hit Saint-Domingue--making it very difficult to re-impose slavery. 

Mar 28, 2016
4.15- The Leclerc Expedition
39:48

With the massive expedition he assembled, Bonaparte reckoned it would take three months to retake Saint-Domingue.

Mar 21, 2016
4.14- The Constitution of 1801
40:47

In 1801 Toussaint Louverture annexed Santo Domingo and promulgated a new constitution without permission from France. First Consul Bonaparte was not amused. 

Mar 14, 2016
4.13- The War of Knives
38:50

From 1799-1800 Toussaint Louverture and Andre Rigaud fought a civil war for control of Saint-Domingue. 

Mar 07, 2016
4.12- Toussaint's Clause
37:25

Toussaint Louverture began to craft an independent foreign policy for Saint-Domingue in 1798.

Feb 29, 2016
4.11- To Attempt the Impossible
33:00

In 1797, Touissant used the conservative victory in the elections of Year V to solidify his own position in Saint-Domingue.

Feb 22, 2016
4.10- The Third Commission
39:50

By mid-1796, Toussaint Louverture had no rival on Saint-Domingue. Then Sonthonax came back.

Feb 15, 2016
4.09- What The Future Will Bring
39:36

From the summer of 1794 to the summer of 1795, the future of Saint-Domingue hung in the balance.

Feb 08, 2016
4.08- The Tricolor Commission
38:21

In February 1794, the National Convention not only ratified the emergency emancipation of the slaves, they extended it even further.

Feb 01, 2016
4.07- The Citizens of June 20
36:17

Le Cap burns. White colonial rule ends. The slaves are freed.

Jan 25, 2016
4.06- The Second Commission
38:33

The Second Commission was supposed to implement the Law of April 4 and defeat the slave uprising. This turned out to be harder than they thought.

 

Jan 18, 2016
4.05- The Citizens of April 4
38:22

With slave revolts and civil war erupting in Saint-Domingue, the Legislative Assembly abolished all racial distinctions on April 4, 1792. 

Jan 11, 2016
4.04- Three Revolts
36:32

First the whites revolted. Then the free coloreds revolted. Then the slaves REALLY revolted.

Jan 04, 2016
4.03- Free and Equal
38:26

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen sure seemed to imply that men were born free and equal in rights. In fact, it explicitly said so.

Dec 21, 2015
4.02- The Web of Tension
38:40

Wherein we find out what everyone thought about everyone else.

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Dec 14, 2015
4.01- Saint-Domingue
37:49

The French colony of Saint-Domingue was the single most lucrative colony in the New World.

Dec 07, 2015
3.55- The Retrospective
55:32

One last look back at the pile of severed heads.

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Oct 12, 2015
3.54- The Empire
30:47

Napoleon conquered Europe. Then he got beat and the Bourbons came back.

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Sep 27, 2015
3.53- The Consulate
27:56

After coming to power in 1799, First Consul Bonaparte achieved many of the Revolution's dreams and healed many of its open wounds. So he declared himself Emperor in 1804.

Sep 27, 2015
3.52- There is Your Man
36:02

And his name is Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Sep 21, 2015
3.51- The Coup of Prairial
36:23

When the War of the Second Coalition got off to a terrible start for the French, the Triumvirate that had been running the Directory since 1797 was overthrown.

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Sep 14, 2015
3.50- The Second Coalition
33:49

While Bonaparte was off trying to conquer Egypt, the rest of Europe mobilized against France.

Sep 07, 2015
3.49- The Egyptian Expedition
41:13

In July 1798 Bonaparte and his healthy, hopeful army arrived in Egypt. In August 1799 Bonaparte ditched his now demoralized, plague-ridden army and sailed for home.

Aug 31, 2015
3.48- The Coup of Floreal
35:44

The Directory manipulated the elections of Year VI to block left-wing candidates. Meanwhile Talleyrand provoked the Americans into war and Bonaparte sailed for Egypt.

Aug 24, 2015
3.47- The Directorial Terror
39:47

After Fructidor the Directory cracked down on the conservatives. They also created more sister republicans to systematically loot.

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Aug 17, 2015
3.46- The Coup of Fructidor
40:09

After taking a drubbing in the elections Year V, the Directory decided to just annul the results.

Aug 09, 2015
3.45- The Fall of Mantua
35:00

Bonaparte almost gets beat! But then he doesn't. Also don't invade Ireland in December.

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Aug 03, 2015
3.44- The War Feeds Itself
38:44

Control the central position. Move on the rear. Live off the land.

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Jul 20, 2015
3.43- The Conspiracy of Equals
36:32

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Jul 13, 2015
3.42- The Whiff of Grapeshot
34:26

When the Thermidorean Convention introduced the Constitution of Year III, the political Right went a little nuts.

Jul 05, 2015
3.41- Bread and the Constitution of 1793
35:29

That's the slogan that rallied the last remnents of the sans culottes to action...right before they got crushed by the Thermidorean Convention.

Jun 28, 2015
3.40- The Frozen Rivers
35:26

The terrible winter of 1794-95 helped France push back all her enemies. Also...Poland!

Jun 22, 2015
3.39- The Death of the Jacobins
20:01

After the events of 9 Thermidor, the Revolution began to swing back to the right.

Jun 14, 2015
3.38- Thermidor
32:23

The events of 9 Thermidor II brought Act I of the French Revolution to a gruesome end.

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Jun 08, 2015
3.37- The Republic of Virtue
36:43

If the mainspring of popular government in peacetime is virtue, amid revolution it is at once virtue and terror: virtue, without which terror is fatal; terror, without which virtue is impotent.

Jun 01, 2015
3.36- The Liquidation Process
35:08

In the spring of 1794. the Revolution devoured a few of her most beloved children.

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May 24, 2015
3.35- The Law of 14 Frimaire
36:59

At the end of 1793, the Committee of Public Safety completed it's consolidation of power.

May 18, 2015
3.34c- Citizen Genet
18:02

Do not get into a popularity contest with George Washington.

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May 11, 2015
3.34b- Phillippe Egalite
16:13

Marie Antoinette thought he was behind EVERYTHING

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Apr 27, 2015
3.34a- The Republican Calendar
15:26

In Oct 1793 the French Revolution took a stab at reforming time itself.

Apr 20, 2015
3.34- Saturn's Children
31:41

In October 1793 the Reign of Terror got started with the executions of Marie Antoinette and the Girondins.

Apr 12, 2015
3.33- The Geography of Terror
35:54

In the fall of 1793, the French Republic started to gain traction against its enemies. Setting up the stage for the Reign of Terror.

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Apr 05, 2015
3.32- The Committee of Public Safety
32:10

In the summer of 1793 a re-organized Committee of Public Safety began to consolidate power.

Mar 29, 2015
3.31- The Man of Blood Part Deux
34:43

In the summer of 1793 the Revolutionaries in Paris were besieged from all sides.

Mar 23, 2015
3.30- The 250th Episode
01:14:40

Question Time!

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Mar 16, 2015
3.29- The Purge of the Girondins
32:22

On May 31-June 2, 1793 Paris once again rose in armed insurrection against the national government.

Mar 08, 2015
3.28- Provincial Revolt
30:21

In the spring of 1793 revolts against Paris started erupting all over France.

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Mar 01, 2015
3.27- Advance and Retreat
35:54

After the Battle of Valmy the French armies advanced on all fronts. 

Feb 16, 2015
3.26- The Trial of Louis XVI
37:57

King Louis XVI was put on trial by the National Convention and executed Jan 21, 1793.

Feb 08, 2015
3.25- The National Convention
20:12

The National Convention voted unanimously to abolish the monarchy on Sept 21, 1792. Then they proceeded to go at each others throats. 

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Feb 01, 2015
3.24- The September Massacres
36:52

With the Allied armies approaching Paris, the sans-culottes broke into all the prisoners and slaughtered the inmates. 

Jan 26, 2015
3.23- The Insurrection of August 10th
33:01

On Aug 10, 1792 the radical sections of Paris overthrew the monarchy.

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Jan 19, 2015
3.22- War
31:18

In April 1792 France declared war on Austria.

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Jan 12, 2015
3.21a Supplemental- Talleyrand
19:08
Jan 04, 2015
3.21- The Legislative Assembly
34:16

The new Legislative Assembly convened in October 1791 and quickly put France on the path to war. 

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Dec 21, 2014
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14:20

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Dec 15, 2014
3.20- The Constitution of 1791
32:54

As the National Assembly drew to a close, the Triumvirate rose to power.

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Dec 15, 2014
3.19- The Massacre of the Champ de Mars
30:28

After the Flight to Varennes, populist agistators in Paris called for an end to the monarchy, leading to a bloody confrontation in July 1791.

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Dec 08, 2014
The Flight of Emperor Palpatine
03:55

Would really like to get my hands on the salacious limericks the good Emperor composed while whacked on spice. 

Nov 25, 2014
3.18- The Flight to Varennes
30:18

In June 1791 the royal family tried to escape from Paris, but they were busted while passing through Verennes. 

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Nov 24, 2014
3.17- A Temporary Summit
32:56

After the Feast of the Federation, Revolutionary France was outwardly calm, but internally divided. 

Nov 17, 2014
3.16- The Society of 1789
30:53

In the leadup to the great Fête de la Fédération, the Marquis de Lafayette and a group of liberal nobles began to direct the course of the Revolution. 

Nov 10, 2014
3.15- The Rise of the Jacobins
31:21

After the move to Paris, radical delegates from the National Assembly formed a new political club to help push their agenda.

Nov 03, 2014
3.14- The Women's March on Versailles
30:51

In October 1789 some angry houswives changed the course of the French Revolution. 

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Oct 27, 2014
3.13a- The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
06:13

Enjoy. 

Oct 19, 2014
3.13- The Rights of Man
31:42

After the Night of August 4th, the National Assembly divided into new political factions. 

Oct 19, 2014
3.12- The Great Fear
30:56

After a wave of chaos spread across France, the National Assembly abolished feudalism on the night of Aug. 4, 1789. 

Oct 13, 2014
3.11- The Fall of the Bastille
31:34

On July 14, 1789 a mob of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille. 

 

Oct 06, 2014
Random Insert-Tour Announcement
01:50

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Sep 29, 2014
3.10- The Tennis Court Oath
30:29

On Day 2 of the Estates General, the Third Estate went on strike. 

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Sep 22, 2014
3.9- What is the Third Estate?
32:21

The debate over the coming Estates General awakened the political consciousness of the Third Estate. Also the weather was rotten. 

Sep 15, 2014
3.8- The Day of the Tiles
26:22

The king's attempt to break the Parments in the summer of 1788 was was met by widespread resistence. 

Sep 08, 2014
3.7- The Séance Royale
26:29
Aug 31, 2014
3.6- The Stately Quadrille
28:43

Round and round and round it goes...

Aug 25, 2014
3.5- The Assembly of Notables
25:43

King Louis called the Assembly of Notables in early 1787 to approve a major fincancial reform package. But intead of rubber stamping the initiatives, the Notables scrutinized every detail. 

Aug 17, 2014
3.4- Necker and the Necklace
26:53

Just as the financial situation was about to explode the monarchy was hit by a public relations nightmare.

Aug 10, 2014
3.3- Resistance to Reform
27:18

As power passed from Louis XV to Louis XVI, royal ministers attempted to implement reforms, but were thewarted at every turn. 

Aug 03, 2014
3.2-The Broken Regime
28:17

The Ancien Regime was a mess in desperate need of reform. 

Jul 20, 2014
3.1- The Three Estates
27:12

The population of pre-Revolutionary France was divided into Three Estates: the Church, the Nobility and Everyone Else. 

Jul 14, 2014
3.0 Revolutions Podcast Update
05:23

Tours. Episode Numbering. Money. Parlez-vous français?

Jul 14, 2014
2.15a- The Bill of Rights
03:44

Hang them on the wall of every classroom. 

May 25, 2014
2.15- The Rising Sun
36:52

The ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights marks the end of the Revolutionary Era. 

May 25, 2014
2.14- The Critical Period
29:38

Between the end of the War of Independence and the Constitutional Convention the new United States was plagued by problems. The Articles of Confederation were not up to solving them. 

May 18, 2014
2.13- The Articles of Confederation
27:28

As the newly independent United States trasitioned from war to peace, it was tripped up by the ineffective Articles of Confederation. 

May 12, 2014
2.12- Yorktown
27:11

Lord Cornwallis was trapped in Yorktown in October 1781. His surrender ended the American War of Independence. 

May 04, 2014
2.11- Tarleton's Quarter
30:41

Despite the thrashing he gave Horatio Gates at the Battle of Camden, Lord Cornwallis found the Carolinas slipping out of his grasp. 

Apr 27, 2014
2.10- Turning South
26:59

The Episode That Wouldn't Die.

Apr 22, 2014
2.9- Valley Forge
29:27

After Saratoga the French joined the war, the British changed strategies and Washington's army spent a miserable winter at Valley Forge. 

Apr 13, 2014
2.8- Saratoga
31:09

Gentleman Johnny's Party Train ran into some trouble in 1777. 

Mar 30, 2014
2.7- Crossing the Delaware
28:33

With the revolution on the line, George Washginton led his army to victory at Trenton. Unfortunately he would be unable to stop the British from taking Philadelphia in 1777. 

 

Mar 24, 2014
2.6a- Supplemental The Declaration of Independence
09:19

When in the course of human events...

Mar 16, 2014
2.6- Independence
30:53

The American colonies declared independence in July 1776. Then their armies got chased around New York. 

Mar 16, 2014
2.5- The Guns of Ticonderoga
29:56

After the skirmishes at Lexington and Concord, war between Britain and the colonies broke out. George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief and laid siege to Boston.

Mar 09, 2014
2.4- The Boston Tea Party
27:24

The Boston Tea Party led Parliament to pass the Intolerable Acts in 1774. The colonists were really super not amused. 

Mar 03, 2014
2.3- The Townshend Acts
27:34

After the failure of the Stamp Act, Parliament passed a new series of taxes known as the Townshend Acts. The colonists were not amused. 

Feb 23, 2014
2.2- The Stamp Act
29:16

After the French and Indian War, the British Ministry started levying new taxes on the colonies. The colonists were not amused. 

Feb 16, 2014
2.1- The Thirteen Colonies
30:20

A brief tour of the Thirteen Colonies. 

Feb 10, 2014
1.16- The Restoration
30:47

The English Monarchy was restored in 1660. 

Jan 12, 2014
1.16a Supplemental- Sir Edward Hyde, First Earl of Clarendon
11:06

 

After serving in Parliament and the courts of both Charles I and Charles II, Edward Hyde wrote a massively influential history of the English Civil Wars.

Jan 12, 2014
1.15- The Good Old Cause
28:24

Oliver Cromwell died on September 3, 1658. His son and heir Richard was iunable to hold the Protectorate together. 

Jan 06, 2014
1.14a Supplemental- The War on Christmas
08:42

After the Puritans came to power they tried to abolish Christmas. Seriously. 

Dec 25, 2013
1.14- The Humble Petition and Advice
29:20

The dissolution of the First Protectorate Parliament led to the brief and unpopular Rule of the Major Generals. When the Second Protectorate Parliament was finally called they tried to make Oliver Cromwell king. 

Dec 22, 2013
1.13- The Instrument of Government
25:27

The Instrument of Government was the first written constituion in English history. 

Dec 16, 2013
1.12- In The Name of God Go
28:59

In 1653 Oliver Cromwell dissolved the Rump Parliament and then Barebone's Parliament dissolved itself. The Commonwealth was not getting off to a great start. 

Dec 09, 2013
1.12b- Supplemental The Diggers
12:36

God wanted me to tell you that property is theft. 

 

Dec 02, 2013
1.12a- Supplemental Freeborn John
11:35

For someone who was born free John Lilburne sure spent a lot of time in prison

Dec 02, 2013
1.11a- Tour Announcement 2
01:25

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Nov 24, 2013
1.11- The Crowning Mercy
29:51

Charles II raised an army of Scots to help him claim the throne, but they were defeated by Oliver Cromwell at Dunbar and Worcester.

 
Nov 24, 2013
1.10- Regicide
27:42

After Pride's Purge, Charles I was executed by the Rump Parliament on January 30, 1649. Then Cromwell invaded Ireland. 

Nov 18, 2013
1.9- The Man of Blood
29:48

As the New Model Army debated the merits of constitutional democracy, King Charles was scheming to put himself back on the throne. 

 

Nov 11, 2013
1.8- Checkmate
25:21

After the Battle of Naseby ended the King's chances for military victory, he became the frustrating center of post-war negotiations. 

Nov 04, 2013
1.7a- Tour Announcement
02:05

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Oct 28, 2013
1.7- The New Model Army
28:03

After years of muddling along, Parliament created a more professional army. They finally defeated King Charles at Nasbay in June 1645.  

Oct 28, 2013
1.6- The Solemn League And Covenant
27:21

In late 1643, Parliament sealed a military alliance with the Scots. Their combined force defeated the Royalists at Marston Moor. 

Oct 21, 2013
1.5- Cavaliers and Roundheads
26:32

After negotiations with Parliament broke down, King Charles raised his standard in August, 1642. The opening campaigns of the First Civil War tilted in the Royalists favor. 

Oct 13, 2013
1.5a- Supplemental- The Armies
12:55

A brief description of the soldiers who fought in the English Civil Wars. 

Oct 13, 2013
1.4- The Long Parliament
25:57

The Long Parliament convened in November 1640. Tensions ran high as Parliamentary leaders tried to assert control over the State. 

Oct 07, 2013
1.3- The Bishops' Wars
26:35

The Scots revolted after Charles tried to impose the Book of Common Prayer, forcing the King to recall Parliament.

Sep 30, 2013
1.2- Personal Rule
23:50

In the 1630s, King Charles ruled without Parliament. His financial policies and religious innovations annoyed many of his subjects.

Sep 23, 2013
1.1- The Kingdoms of Charles Stuart
24:18

In 1625 Charles Stuart became king of England, Scotland and Ireland. His relationship with Parliament immediately got off on the wrong foot.

Sep 15, 2013
0.0- Introduction
09:51

Welcome to Revolutions.

Sep 15, 2013