France 1815 to 2003

This website complements the book France 1815-2003 by Martin Evans and Emmanuel Godin (London: Hodder Education).

France 1815-2003 focuses on the main events in French political history, offering students of French vital context setting information for modules on French Culture and Society


 Cover of France 1815-2003

Events covered include the French Revolution, the Bourbon Restoration, the July Monarchy, the Second Republic and the Second Empire, The Third Republic, Occupied France, The Fourth Republic, the Gaullist Revolution, After De Gaulle: Pompidou and Giscard and From 'La Grande Alternance' to 'Normalization'.

This website is organised into 12 sections, reflecting the chapters of the book. Within each section readers will find:

There is also a timeline which will allow readers to put all of the above into a clear chronology.

Jean de la Fontaine, Le Lion abattu par l'Homme,  Livre III

On exposait une peinture

O?? l'artisan avait trac??

Un lion d'immense stature

Par un seul homme terrass??.

Les regardants en tiraient gloire. Un lion, en passant rabattit leur caquet.

`Je vois bien, dit-il, qu'en effet

On vous donne ici la victoire:

Mais l'ouvrier vous a d????us:

Il avait la libert?? de feindre.

Avec plus de raison nous aurions le dessus,

Si mes confr??res savaient peindre.'

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