Calling non historians that want inane tittle tattle about history

this is open to the floor

The French Revolution - never has anything been more inevitable yet so few saw it coming - discuss

I’d like to contribute to this thread but I don’t belong to the target audience so I’ll abstain.

[quote=“north county corncrake”]this is open to the floor

The French Revolution -never has anything been more inevitable yet so few saw it coming - discuss[/quote]

qu’ils mangent de la brioche … :guns::guns:

this thread is below the legends

kev wants to blow himself

Finances were disastrous at the time for the French mainly due to Louis XV love of war in the lead up to the countries bankruptcy,his successor wasn’t much better add this with the catholic churches ridiculous land taxes, revolt from the citizens was always on the cards.

I would like to facilitate a side discussion with a much narrower focus, the title of which is The Execution of Robespierre.

the inevitable conclusion of the terror he stoked

I always remember this picture from one of my school history books.

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I always remember this picture from one of my school history books.[/quote]

this is the one that i remember

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I always remember this picture from one of my school history books.[/quote]

Did you write hilarious speech bubbles coming out of the characters mouths?

Lovely book review here.

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Coogans apologists are out in force in the letters page of the Irish Times. Could you not have let him off with writing a shit book because he’s so old appears to be the recurring theme.

Plenty of reading-Over 500 books on the #1916 rising published or to be published.

I’m 23 pages into Charles Townshend’s 365-page book “Easter 1916”, published in 2005, which I found in the attic at home last week.

This book has received good reviews from such diverse historians as West Brit lickspittle Roy Foster and the more considered and credible Diarmuid Ferriter. The reviews of the book on the Amazon.com website are also favourable.

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@ChocolateMice and other history types.

Know anything about Edward O’Dwyer, Bishop of Limerick in the late 19th/early 20th century? Seems to have been an interesting chap.

Came across this elsewhere. Terrific piece of historic nerdery.
See how to traverse the Roman Empire. Routes, modes of transport and all manner of foible.
http://orbis.stanford.edu/

I may wait till I’m on a laptop to enjoy this in all its glory. God I love maps.

Try this one

https://www.davidrumsey.com/

Tenochtitlan (the Aztec capital) sounds like an incredible place for the times.

The words of the first Spainish to visit there:

When we saw so many cities and villages built in the water and other great towns on dry land we were amazed and said that it was like the enchantments (…) on account of the great towers and cues and buildings rising from the water, and all built of masonry. And some of our soldiers even asked whether the things that we saw were not a dream? (…) I do not know how to describe it, seeing things as we did that had never been heard of or seen before, not even dreamed about.

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