The French Revolution: Radicalisation of the Revolution
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An IB and A Level History revision podcast for students studying the French Revolution. This episode follows events from the first meeting of the Legislative Assembly in October 1791 to the execution of the King in January 1793. Growing tension between the revolutionaries and the King are explored through Louis's decision to continue vetoing laws, the issuing of the Brunswick manifesto, and the King's imprisonment in the Temple. As well as struggling to fight a war against Austria and Prussia, the revolutionary government was faced with internal struggles. The divisions between the deputies in the newly-elected National Convention are discussed against the backdrop of the September Massacres of 1792. The episode ends with an overview of the trial of Louis and his eventual execution by guillotine on January 21st 1793.

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