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The French Revolution

The French Revolution was a period of radical social and political upheaval in France from 1789 to 1799 that had a profound effect on French history and on modern history worldwide. Popular resentment of the privileges enjoyed by the clergy, aristocracy and the King's court at Versailles combined with an economic crisis following the expenses of the Seven Years' War and the American Revolutionary War and years of bad harvests. Demands for change were couched in terms of Enlightenment ideals and led to the convocation of the Estates-General in May 1789. The first year of the Revolution saw members of the Third Estate proclaiming the Tennis Court Oath in June, the assault on the Bastille in July, the passage of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen in August, and an epic march on Versailles that forced the royal court back to Paris in October. The next few years were dominated by struggles between various liberal assemblies and right-wing supporters of the monarchy intent on thwarting major reforms. A republic was proclaimed in September 1792 and King Louis XVI was executed the next year. (from wikipedia.org)

The French Revolution

This film tells a history of the French Revolution from when Louis XVI came to the throne around the mid 1770s to the death of Maximillien Robespierre in 1794. The film presents the background of the revolution by showing ordinary people's lives in France under Louis XVI's control, and chronicles what happened during the period of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1794, featuring influential figures of the period.


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French Revolution - wikipedia
The French Revolution was a period of radical social and political upheaval in France from 1789 to 1799 that had a profound effect on French history and on modern history worldwide.
Maximilien Robespierre and the French Revolution
Robespierre's ascetic personal life and severe philosophy of political engagement are attributed by some to his difficult childhood.
Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution
This is a BBC drama-documentary examining Robespierre's year in charge of the Committee Of Public Safety during the French Revolution.
The French Revolution: Tearing up History
A journey through the dramatic and destructive years of the French Revolution, telling its history in a way not seen before - through the extraordinary story of its art.
Empires: Napoleon
This is a four-part PBS documentary series narrated by David McCullough, chronicling Napoleon Bonaparte's life from his birth in Corsica to his final exile on Saint Helena.

e-Books
The French Revolution: A History
A Collection of eBooks and Audiobooks of the book - The French Revolution: A History, written by Thomas Carlyle.
The French Revolution: A Short Story
Author: R. M. Johnston. Language: English. Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, New York. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
The French Revolution (Vol. 1)
Author: Hippolyte A. Taine. Translator: John Durand, 1880. Language: English. The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6); The French Revolution, Volume 1 (of 3).
The French Revolution (Vol. 2)
Author: Hippolyte A. Taine. Translator: John Durand, 1880. Language: English. The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 3 (of 6); The French Revolution, Volume 2 (of 3).
The French Revolution (Vol. 3)
Author: Hippolyte A. Taine. Translator: John Durand, 1880. Language: English. The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 4 (of 6); The French Revolution, Volume 3 (of 3).