119e: The French Revolution – Throwing off the Church, but Not Really

Today we are joined for a third time by Will Clark, host of The Grey History Podcast. That’s grey with an “e.” In Grey History, Will discusses how history is not black and white, good guys and bad guys. The French Revolution is a great example of history being in the gray area. In this episode, Will and I will look at the motivations and incentives of the actors in the Church and revolutionary French government. We will try to find out why they made the decisions they did and how the reacted to massive societal upheaval, inflation and much more.

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