French History

Some claim the “anything goes” philosophy of the left-wing intelligentsia resulted in sex crimes

Study of the Western canon is often reduced to a politicised debate: power and patronage versus individual genius. The truth is far more complex

France was putting itself on trial, for its actions during the war

Jeremy Black deals a fatal blow to Napoleon’s reputation as a military genius

France’s cycle of social unrest and politically polarised elections has its roots in the Algerian conflict and the ensuing unresolved struggle for the soul of the nation

How history makes rioters of the French

Olivia Hartley and Dr Arabella Byrne talk about Napoleon’s legacy and why the French love anniversaries

On the bicentenary of his death, Napoleon Bonaparte remains a curiously stubborn rampart of cultural history in France and beyond

Jeremy Black talks to Graham Stewart about French reforms and continuities from Georges Pompidou to Francois Hollande.