Episode 23, “The Constitution of 1791”, is now live!
With the democrats on the run, the newly established Feuillant Club had an opportunity to revise the constitution and cement its power. King Louis XVI accepts the Constitution of 1791, but historians and contemporaries alike criticise the document for possessing countless flaws.
“It is a general and almost universal conviction that this Constitution is inexecutable. The makers of it to a man condemn it.” – Gouverneur Morris
1: Rejecting the mainstream approach, Historian Henry Packwood Adams details an alternative framework in which to analyse the constitution.
2. Contemporaries recall the King’s acceptance of the constitution, and the false sense of hope it inspired.
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