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    Bonjour tout le monde,

    Just finished Hilary Mantel's "A place of greater safety" and it has stirred an interest in the revolution and reign of terror. Does anybody have a recommendation of a readable, but accurate narrative of the period?

    Merci

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    Looking for a guide book for the coming times and the downfall of the elites, are we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lempo View Post
    Looking for a guide book for the coming times and the downfall of the elites, are we?
    That's all well and dandy, it's the Terror I'd be worried about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lempo View Post
    Looking for a guide book for the coming times and the downfall of the elites, are we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wigmore View Post
    Bonjour tout le monde,

    Just finished Hilary Mantel's "A place of greater safety" and it has stirred an interest in the revolution and reign of terror. Does anybody have a recommendation of a readable, but accurate narrative of the period?

    Merci

    W

    Hi

    I strongly recommend anything by Reynald Secher.

    He has broken through the intimidation amongst Frnch historians - which are tyrannised by Marxists political
    correctness - in discussing and dealing with the defining aspect of the Revolution: The rape torture and murder of up to
    half a million women children and men in the Vendée.

    The French left - who still worship Stalin lover Sartre - have up until now covered this inconvnient truth up

    Risking his career and reputation Secher has exposed and shamed French historians into finally expoaing the Revolution
    for what is really was: Not the flowering but the usurpation of consititutional change by tyrants that set Frnch democracy
    back 100 years.

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    EU now looking to take part of people's savings, and closing the banks so that people cannot withdraw it in the meantime is stealing, pure and simple .These c...s need it all for their silk suits and champagne. Too much ************************e talk and no action until its too late as usual.

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    the Terror by David Andress is worth a read

    the politicians of the time were a mix of idealists, fundamentalists and opportunists.

    The French pre revolutionary economy and society was a corrupt mess

    There was no road map for taking a society from a rigid hierarchical structure to a democracy

    The terror came about as a reaction to what they perceived to be external and internal threats (which were both real and imagined)

    Andress's book covers it well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyee View Post
    EU now looking to take part of people's savings, and closing the banks so that people cannot withdraw it in the meantime is stealing, pure and simple .These c...s need it all for their silk suits and champagne. Too much ************************e talk and no action until its too late as usual.
    Way to stay on topic poster!
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    Are there any French historians who think Robespierre was great man who might "have gone slightly overboard on occasion...lol

    If there are French left wingers who are apologists for communism thn I'm sure there are some historians who are apologists for Robespierre.

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