French History

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.

Jeremy Black talks to Graham Stewart about the French experience from the liberation of 1944 through to the student unrest of 1968

So strong was the media’s desire to get rid of Trump, that they suspended all criticism of the cognitive decline of his successor

Was Alexis de Tocqueville the first social scientist?

Honour, power and will at Mers-el-Kébir 80 years ago today

French Royalist groups wait for a king, but is their cause surely lost?