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Timothy Tackett examines how and why the French Revolution's lofty ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity descended into violence and terror.
Between 1793 and 1794, thousands of French citizens were imprisoned and hundreds sent to the guillotine by a powerful dictatorship that claimed to be acting in the public interest. Only a few years earlier, revolutionaries had proclaimed a new era of tolerance, equal justice, and human rights. How and why did the French Revolution's lofty ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity descend into violence and terror?
Running time 15 hrs 16 min