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Episode 47 extras

Mar 5, 2019

If you want to learn more about 1848, and are a fan of this genre, I once again recommend the Revolutions podcast. Series 7 covers the Revolution(s) of 1848.

Here again is that 1823 map, which makes the Saint-Antoine and Temple faubourgs clearly visible.

Here's a painting of the Place de la Bastille in June 1848, barricade included: 


And here's a photo of some June 1848 barricades: