Teaser Tuesdays aren’t quite as bloody as French history, but they are as much fun. From ShouldBeReading.
Poor France: it was roughly a hundred years since the country had been torn apart by the Wars of Religion; two centuries back she was being ravaged by the Hundred Years’ War. Only one century ahead she would be approaching the chaos of revolution; two centuries on and Paris would be plunged into the bloody insurrection of 1848; three centuries, and the country would be barely recovering from Occupation and Vichy. Now it was the time of the “Frondes”.
137, La Belle France: a Short History, Alistair Horne.