Saint or sinner? Recent demonstrations in the American city of St. Louis are just the latest battle for the legacy of a medieval French king.
The hero of the Haitian Revolution’s lonely death in a French prison cell was not an unfortunate tragedy but a cruel story of deliberate destruction.
A chivalric form of planned battle took place on 26 March 1351.
Since the late 19th century, French politics has provided a testing ground for right-wing populism.
For thirty years Queen Mother of France, Catherine dei Medici tried to pursue a middle way through the political and religious problems of the age.
Going beyond the clichés to reveal Marie-Antoinette as a political operator with real influence.
The changing fates of one of France’s grandest castles are a microcosm for its history.
An alliance between Louis XIV and a Transylvanian prince was just one aspect of the Sun King’s ambition to dominate Europe.
The devastating fire at Notre-Dame destroyed more than just bricks.
On 28 January 1393 a party at the French royal residence ended in tragedy.