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The French Revolution

This series of slides on the build-up to and progress of the French Revolution was put together by Henry Sara using images from newspapers, magazines and other publications. It includes portraits of key figures, cartoons and illustrations of major events. Sara's notes for these slides are available onlineLink opens in a new window (please contact us if you are unable to access the information in pdf format).

A short report on Sara's delivery of this lecture at the Weavers' Institute, Padiham, is included in the Burnley Express of 4 November 1936: "The second lecture of the winter series promoted by the Padiham and District Weavers' Association was held in the Weavers' Institute last Sunday evening. The lecturer was Mr. Henry Sara, of London, and he dealt with his subject, "The French Revolution," in a very interesting manner. He pointed out that the revolution was not a kind of political or economic revolution, but a revolution due mainly to a quarrel between the nobility and the clergy. Mr. Sara had a large collection of slides to illustrate his lecture, and at the close he was cordially thanked by Mr. James Palmer, the president of the Weavers' Association."

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[Document reference for this set of slides: MSS.15B/5/1/5]