French Revolution

 U3A Course on French Revolution

To view pages on the French Revolution go to sub pages  under French Revolution in right hand column

Click here for a brief History of French Revolution  by R Wilde

The course will consider:

  • the causes
  • key leaders
  • the nature and course of the French Revolution to 1793
  • why it led to war in Europe and to the fall of the monarchy
  • the causes, nature and outcomes of the Terror
  • Thermidorian reaction
  • the Directory
  • key leaders
  • rise of Napoleon and what this means for the revolution
  • outcomes of Revolution and Napoleon

This course is the second in a series on world revolutions that continue to influence us today.


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