By E.D Bradley
When picturing the famous French Revolution most of us think of the guillotine, the mass execution, the terror. E.D. Bradby shows us the other side to the rebellion: the big ideas.
Bradby's portrayal of figures like Robespierre, who had come to be viewed as a butcher, but who started out as a patriot, are fair and full of nuance. Likewise, King Louis and Marie Antoinette are written not as innocent victims nor as cruel tyrants, but as flawed people making difficult choices.
A History of the Revolution focuses on the potential for friend to turn against friend, and helps transform the revolutionaries from grim characters back into real men. Through this work Bradby shows us the legacy of the French Revolution and its lasting impact on modern society.