As the Legislative Assembly gathered in Paris in October 1791, a new generation of revolutionaries were forced to confront a multitude of threats. The solutions embraced by the deputies were both drastic and controversial.

“So grave were the obstacles, by early 1792 the constitutional monarchy had for most intents and purposes ceased functioning.” – Historian Jonathan Israel

Episode Extras:
1. Historian Charles Mallet explores the characteristics and politics of the Brissotins.
2. Journalist Mallet Du Pan attacks the Assembly’s controversial measures against the emigres.
3. The Marquis de Ferrieres details all the sinister intrigues of the renegade priests scattered throughout the countryside.

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