The French Revolution: The Directory
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An A Level and IB History revision podcast for students studying the French Revolution. This episode charts the rise and fall of the Directory from 1794 to 1799. Beginning with the execution of Robespierre, the Thermidorean Reaction and the onset of the White Terror, it goes on to explore the terms of the Constitution of Year III. The challenges to the Directory are described, and the government's various failures and successes are explained. The episode finishes with Napoleon and the Coup of Brumaire.

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