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VIDEO: From The Revolution To The War With Terror: A History Of Modern France

Today’s France was born from revolution, a tumult which changed it forever but embedded tensions that can still be felt today. In this talk, based on fifty years of close observation, best-selling historian Jonathan Fenby explores what makes France a country proud of its past but also a prisoner of its history.

Recorded at Chalke Valley History Festival 2017

Jonathan Fenby: A History of Modern France (CVHF2017) from Chalke Valley History Trust on Vimeo.