Marquis de Lafayette
Bonus Episode - Part 1 (America) - Hero of Two Worlds
Marquis de Lafayette was a French military hero and political leader who played a key role in both the American Revolution and the French Revolution. Why would someone so rich and powerful leave it all to come fight in a war for a country he didn't even live in? What were his contributions for America's independence? How did he become so close and one of the trusted people in George Washington's life? I answer these questions, along with his childhood, life in France, his relationship with George Washington, and his lasting impact on America in this episode. Get ready to learn about one of history's most fascinating figures, his contributions and one that all Americans should know about.
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Pretty good, some inaccuracies, but worth the short watch.
Excellent video from History Military Channel
Liberty Kids - Lafayette Arrives
Hour long lecture about Lafayette - lots of details
Colonial Williamsburg character sharing his story. I've seen this in person and is really good and informative.
"Lafayette" discusses the war and George Washington
External Links - click to explore
Correspondence - A letter from George Washington to Lafayette, February 1788
Correspondence - A letter from George Washington to Lafayette, December 31, 1777
Tour of Versaille - A fantastic 3D short video showing the growth of this amazing palace.
Tour of Versaille - Walking tour, 4k, of the palace. Long, but you get to see it all.
France Revisited - Short article about the relationship between Washington and Lafayette.
Hermoine - Replica of the ship used by Lafayette to come to the colonies.
Letters - A collection of several documents written by Lafayette to a variety of people.
Pictures, Portraits & More
Lafayette, 1820's, about a decade before his death.
Depiction of their first meeting at City Tavern
The Palace at Versaille
The field (location) of the Battle of Brandywine
where Lafayette was shot in the calf
Document from Congress compensating Lafayette for his service
Life Mask of Marquis de Lafayette
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