1789 and all that!

All those things that you might wish to know about the history of France as a visitor or ex-patriot living in France.
Liberty Leading the People,
La Marianne as the personification of liberty,
by Eugene Delacroix.

© Bob Denton, 2014
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Dedication
To Laurent Cavanna, my French son-in-law, who, with my daughter Sarah, provided me with two French grandchildren, Chloé and Arthur,
and therefore one foot firmly planted in France!

CHAPTER ACCESS:

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FOREWORD

1 – ORIGINS

2 – FRANCE IN THE FIRST MILLENNIUM

3 – EARLY MONARCHY

4 – THE HUNDRED YEARS WAR – 1337 to 1453

5 – FRENCH RENAISSANCE – 1483 onwards

6 – THE ENLIGHTENMENT – late 17th century onwards

7 – THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

8 – NAPOLEON

9 – SECOND REPUBLIC (1848-1852) AND SECOND EMPIRE (1852-1870)

10 – THE BELLE EPOQUE 1871 – 1914

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11 – TWENTIETH CENTURY FRANCE

12 – THE FIFTH REPUBLIC, 1959 –

 

© Bob Denton, 2014
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