La Marseillaise and the French Revolution

'A lesson in a political journey'

Using the French national anthem as a guide, Dr Kate Watson explains how relevant the French Revolution is today.

The battle song of France

Learn more about the national anthem of France, La Marseillaise.

Dr Kate Watson

Kate Watson is a Senior Associate Tutor for the Department, and formerly an Associate Lecturer and Moderator for the Open University. Dr Watson's research interests are centred on the popular experience of revolutionary politics and ideology. 

Dr Watson's upcoming course

Europe of the Dictators (Online)

Why were so many European countries ruled by dictators between the global conflicts of the twentieth century and how did this affect the lives of their peoples? Why did Europe descend into a second hugely destructive world war in 1939, just twenty years after the end of the first world war in 1918? This course aims to answer these vital questions.

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