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,
Summary The Flight to Varennes is the term used to describe the royal family’s failed attempt to escape the French Revolution. Disguised as a servant, King Louis XVI attempted to flee Paris on the night of 20-21 June 1791. Originally aiming for the border fortress of Montmédy, the royal family was identified and detained in
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