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You know “America’s favorite fighting Frenchman” is the Marquis de Lafayette. But what do you know about Lafayette and his life?
How and why did this French-born noble end up fighting in the American Revolution?
Mike Duncan, a self-described history geek, public historian, and the podcaster behind the award-winning podcast The History of Rome and the popular podcast Revolutions, joins us to investigate the life of the Marquis de Lafayette with details from his book, Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution.
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- Bonus Episode: The Marquis de Lafayette and the Hermione
- Episode 071: Bruce Venter, Saratoga & Hubbardton, 1777
- Episode 203: Joanne Freeman, Alexander Hamilton
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