The Age of Revolutions, 1700 - 1820
The 18th Century was an incredible period of transition for Europe. Old concepts, ideas, theories, political systems and social structures all came under attack. From the command to the Enlightened aristocrat, Europeans desired change, and change they received.
Wikipedia - Galileo Galilei
This provides a simple biography of Galileo.
This provides a good survey of what historians dub the Scientific Revolution. Unlike current revolutions, this one is not quick.
Wikipedia-Age of Enlightenment
This provides a good survey of the Age of Reason. The United States is a direct outcome of this movement.
Wikipedia-Catherine II of Russia
This provides a simple biography of Tsarina Catherine II.
This provides a simple biography of Newton.
Wikipedia-John Locke Wikipedia-Thomas Hobbes
This provides a simple biography of Locke. Life, Liberty, and Property!
This provides a simple biography of Hobbes. Are you "nasty, brutish, evil, and short?
Modern Internet Sourcebook: French Revolution
This is an excellent source for all things available on the net regarding the Revolution. Fraternity, Liberty, and Equality!
This is a simple survey of the Revolution. It provides a good set of hyperlinks for the period.
French Revolution Links Page
This is an excellent site with a great many links to analysis and primary source documents.
(The French National Anthem)
As sung the Stade de France crowd, recorded on the occasion of the 2007 Rugby World Cup semi-final between England and France.