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What If...?: 1

on BBC Radio 4 FM

A new four-part counter-factual history programme which shows how differently major events from the past could have turned out.

The French Revolution was played out against a backdrop of harvest failure and high bread prices. Much of the cause of that economic catastrophe arose from a storm which swept the country on 13 July 1788. What if the weather had been more benign? Without the bread riots and widespread unrest, perhaps a peaceful political solution could have been found.


Ian Bell

BBC Radio 4 FM

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