The podcast focusing on the decade of the 1810s returns from hiatus with an all-new episode on Napoleon's improbable comeback from exile on the island of Elba.
One of France's most brilliant 19th century painters gives us a lot to think about in this mysterious and wintry scene.
Barricades in the streets, like these photographed in 1968, have a very long tradition in the history of France.
So, you know that I'm a huge admirer of Jean-Léon Gérôme, the French artist of the late 19th century whose vivid brush captured scenes so [...]
France's revolution is said to have begun with the storming of the Bastille in 1789, but it arguably was not finished until the existential crisis of World War I.
Episode 12 of Second Decade finishes the tragic and misunderstood story of Napoleon in Russia--and tries to cut through some of the mythology surrounding it.
This painting is a masterwork of light, emotion and human expression, but it also contains an explicitly political message.
It's been a while since I reblogged an article from one of my favorite blogs, ArtLark. This piece on the famous divorce of Napoleon and [...]
Michelle Williams of the Rockin Red Blog, as you may know, recently had the honor of going on a wine tour to France specifically for [...]
The First Crusade and the medieval sack of Jerusalem began in 1095 with a speech by a Pope, which may not have been precisely what he intended.