With the nation shocked by the King’s attempted escape, public debate erupted over the future of both the monarch and the monarchy. Unfortunately for the revolutionary left, these divisive debates resulted in bloodshed and repression. Who should be blamed for the Champ de Mars Massacre, and how successful was the Tricolour Terror it unleashed?

“Men, women, even a child were massacred there. Massacred on the altar of the fatherland.” – Les Révolutions de Paris

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