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The politicians' terror in the French Revolution

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Time: 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Venue: Room JG5014, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free
Speaker(s): Marisa Linton

The politicians' terror in the French Revolution

The Terror in the French Revolution is one of the most notorious episodes in history. Everyone knows about the guillotine, but the dynamics of the French revolutionary terror are still not well understood. This talk will look at a specific aspect of the terror - the politicians' terror. This was the terror that revolutionary leaders meted out to one another. An extraordinarily high proportion of the revolutionary leaders died violent deaths, either under the guillotine or by their own hand. The politicians' terror climaxed in a series of trials and executions of revolutionary factions during the year II. The best known of these factional trials is that of Georges Danton and Camille Desmoulins: it became one of the most iconic events of the revolution. This talk will explore the growing atmosphere of fear and suspicion at the heart of revolutionary politics within which the factional trials took place.

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Contact: Marisa Linton
Email: m.linton@kingston.ac.uk

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