I have 25 years of experience, and specialize in the field of history with specific knowledge in the areas of early modern France, commerce and exploration and interwar France. I have published on such topics as early modern France, commerce and exploration and interwar France. Although I have mostly worked on pre-modern history, I am one of a tiny group of people who have researched extensively terrorism in interwar France, and especially the activities associated with the Cagoule. I have done research that required obtaining special permission to see documents closed to the public for another 38 years. These documents demonstrate the considerable support for fascism in Interwar France and the serious threat of a right-wing uprising akin to that in Italy, especially as Mussolini, as well as many French corporate figures, bankrolled the Cagoule.