Robespierre: Tyrant, Politician or Fanatic? (Part 2, by William Miles)

The period leading up to the Terror reveals not a man who foresaw or planned the violence that was to plague France in 1794, but rather one driven by outer circumstances, reacting to events around him. The atmosphere of alarm … Continue reading

Robespierre: Tyrant, Politician or Fanatic? (Part 1, by William Miles)

The circumstances surrounding the Terror in the French Revolution have split historians over the past centuries and continue to arouse debate even in the present day. Hugh Gough, in his aptly named book The Terror in the French Revolution, has … Continue reading