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The French History Podcast

Recent Episodes

Secrecy in the late Ancien Régime with Dr. Nicole Bauer

June 10, 2023

Dr. Bauer talks all about the lettres de cachet, conspiracies and the Bastille prison.

Industrial Shipbuilding in Normandy with Dr. Mathieu Bidaux

June 3, 2023

The story of industrial seafaring ships, the people who made them, the World Wars and the decline of their garden city.

Nighttime in the 18th century French Caribbean with Adrian van der Velde

May 27, 2023

An episode covering night time culture in the French Caribbean.

What happened to the French Communist Party?

May 19, 2023

We explore the spectacular rise and fall of the French Communist Party.

How many wars have France and England fought against each other?

May 13, 2023

We list every war between France and England (then Britain) and judge each whether it was a win, loss or tie for France.

Has France ever had a civil war?

May 6, 2023

We examine what wars could be considered 'French Civil Wars'