The French Revolution: Tearing Up History


Genre: Documentaries, History


Duration: 1x60


Year of Production: 2016


Production Company: Furneaux & Edgar Production


Broadcaster: BBC Four


Definition: HD

A historical journey through the dramatic years of the French Revolution told in a way never seen before - through the extraordinary story of art. 

Art historian, Dr Richard Clay believes that much of the untold story of the French Revolution can be discovered through the moments of art vandalism and destruction. Who were the stone masons in the crowd outside Notre Dame that pulled down the statues of kings?

Telling the story of the French Revolution - from the Storming of the Bastille to the rise of Napoleon, how has this wave of destruction shaped modern Europe?

Series 1: 1x60 | HD | 2016