Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast
24 | French Revolution
Do you hear the people sing? Singing the songs of angry men?
This Sunday marks the 230th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, in Paris, France. A huge moment in the French Revolution. The week, we’re diving into the sordid and bloody affair with thirty trivia questions that are sure to challenge you.
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Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon
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