Interviewed by Maria Edwards & George Evans-Hulme
What tips would give people studying the French Revolution for the first time and what misconceptions would you warn them about?
Can you split the French Revolution into phases?
Is the Napoleonic era a continuation of the revolution?
Is the idea of inner and outer empire useful?
Is the French Revolution relevant to today’s students?
What is the relevance of the Napoleonic era to today’s students?
Does the early spirit of the revolution live on in the European regimes after Napoleon or do they instead distance themselves from it?
Were barricades ever used in the French Revolution or Napoleonic era in Paris?
How accessible for non – French speaking students are the primary sources for Napoleon and the French revolution and are there any good examples?