In the aftermath of 20 June, the nation’s factions immediately resume their bitter disputes. As foreign armies prepare to invade France, the Legislative Assembly is compelled to declare the nation to be in danger. The arrival of the fédérés changes the power dynamics in Paris, empowering agitators who are calling for a second revolution. The King’s dethronement, the Assembly’s replacement, and the enactment of universal suffrage become the rallying cry of the city’s radicals.

Episode Extras:

  1. “In the name of the King” – Explore the importance of Vergniaud’s famous speech of 3 July 1792.
  2. “The Tree of Feudalism?!” – Experience the sombre Fête de la Fédération of 1792, including a symbolic tree that was symbolic in more ways than one.

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