The Bloody Family History of the Guillotine

Article describing the history and technology of executions in the period before and during the French Revolution.

The Frozen Deep

Dickens collaborated with his friend Wilkie Collins on this play a few years before the publication of A Tale of Two Cities.The play was a significant source of influence and inspiration for him.

French Revolution: World History Crash Course

Video highlighting the major causes and events of the French Revolution.

Podcast: The French Revolution's Reign of Terror

Discussion of violence during the French Revolution, and whether or not it was inevitable.

All The Year Round

Images of the All The Year Round journal in which A Tale of Two Cities was first serialized.