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Munro Price

Professor Munro Price

Munro Price was born in London and educated there and at Cambridge, where he took a First in History and went on to complete a PhD. He is currently Professor of Modern European History at Bradford University, and has also taught at the University of Lyon as Associate Professor.

Munro Price’s main field is modern French and European history, focusing on the French Revolution. His book THE FALL OF THE FRENCH MONARCHY: LOUIS XVI, MARIE ANTOINETTE AND THE BARON DE BRETEUIL (Macmillan), which threw important new light on the French royal family’s secret policy towards the Revolution, was widely and very favourably reviewed, and won the 2002 Franco-British Society Literary Prize. This was followed in 2007 by THE PERILOUS CROWN: FRANCE BETWEEN REVOLUTIONS (Macmillan), a major reinterpretation of the period between the fall of Napoleon and the 1848 revolution, which received excellent reviews in the UK and in France, where it was published as LOUIS-PHILIPPE: LE PRINCE ET LE ROI by Editions Bernard de Fallois in 2009. Munro Price is also the author of two previous books, both dealing with French politics in the decades just before the Revolution, PRESERVING THE MONARCHY: THE COMTE DE VERGENNES, (Cambridge 1995), and LOUIS XVI AND THE COMTE DE VERGENNES: CORRESPONDENCE (Oxford, Voltaire Foundation 1998). His book THE ROAD TO APOCALYPSE: THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF LEWIS WAY was published by Notting Hill Editions in September 2011. NAPOLEON: THE END OF GLORY tells the story of the dramatic two years that led to Napoleon’s abdication in April 1814; it was published by OUP in August 2014.

In other areas, Munro Price is a regular reviewer for The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, History Today and BBC History Magazine. He has also appeared several times on Radio 4 and on French radio programmes, and on television on BBC2’s Reputations series.