The recently discovered chronicle of an opinionated, elderly aristocrat provides a vivid portrayal of Paris during the most febrile days of the French Revolution.
Revolutionary soldier or tyrannical emperor? The question is as pertinent now as when Bonaparte died in exile on remote Saint Helena in 1821.
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.