This week, inspired by last week’s discussion of the Count of Monte Cristo, we take a look at some real revolutions. If you ever wondered about what makes a successful revolution, or about the difference between a revolution vs. a coup d’état, look no further. As far as the cause of most revolutions… it turns out it’s usually about money, which isn’t really surprising since it seems like most conflicts boil down to squabbles over either money, power, or both.
Show notes and links:
- Mary, Queen of Scots
- Alexander Graham Bell
- Saint Valentine
- Medieval Garments Reconstructed: Norse Clothing Patterns, Lilli Fransen, Shelly Nordtorp-Madson, Anna Norgard, Else Ostergard: Books (amazon.com)
- The March of Folly by Barbara Tuchman
- The history-pedants’ guide to The Last Kingdom – episode one (youtu.be)
- Pope Urban II, the Papal Revolt
- Protestant Reformation
- English Civil War
- Glorious Revolution
- American Revolution
- French Revolution
- Russian Revolution
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