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In the summer of 1944, writes Willis Thornton, when Paris was to be liberated, and how, became for the Western allies a problem not only of military but of deep political significance.

‘I am nearly certain that this tunnel will be made sooner or later,’ declared an expert of the eighteen-eighties. By H.S.W. Corrigan.

During the second half of the eighteenth century, writes Stuart Andrews, there existed close and important ties between American and French thinkers.

In the seventeenth century, writes Andrew Trout, the river was a main artery for Parisian supplies, and over its use arose many complex city disputes.

Before his reconciliation with Richelieu in 1631, writes J.H.M. Salmon, the Huguenot Rohan was one of the more turbulent and skilful magnates of France.

Barbara Scott describes how a tutor to royal princesses and to the Bonaparte family, Henriette Campan, became a pioneer of girl's education in France.

The Duc de Rohan, write D.C. Norwood and G.A. Rothrock, returned from his Venetian exile to be given an important command by Cardinal Richelieu.

Poet, novelist, journalist and international commentator; Joanna Richardson portrays Théophile Gautier, a man who typifies the restless energy of the social period in which he lived.

Joanna Richardson portrays one of the greatest of nineteenth-century pictorial journalists, Constantin Guys; a remarkably perceptive artist, to whom Charles Baudelaire consecrated his most famous work in prose.

‘A sort of giant’, with immensely long arms and legs and a mop of bristling red hair, Felix Nadar employed his creative gifts in several different arts and sciences. By Joanna Richardson.

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