Episode 104: Joseph Bologne, Virtuosic Swordsman

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, hear the life story of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges – who was born to an African slave but went on to become a musician, composer, swordsman, abolitionist, soldier, and revolutionary. 

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Images: Robineau, Alexandre-Auguste. Assaut d’armes Carlton House 9 avril 1787 d’Eon de Beaumont contre Saint George. Oil on canvas. Circa 1787-1789. Via Wikimedia.

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