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Europe in the 1790s featured the rise of France led by Napoleon Bonaparte. The Louvre opened its doors as a museum; (AUDIO: The Church and the Crown) The French aristocracy fell in what was known as the Reign of Terror. (TV: The Reign of Terror, TV: The Curse of Clyde Langer) French expeditions to Egypt were performed in the final years of the decade. (PROSE: Set Piece, The Sands of Time)

In England, Sir Percival Flint attempted to open the Devil's Hump, the remains of a Dæmon ship. (TV: The Dæmons)

Jane Austen was an author active during this period. (TV: The Caretaker)

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