I just republished a post written in March 2014. It is far too long, but under Monarchy, it includes France’s return to a Monarchy. Moreover, it spans the entire 19th century in France and could be useful to students of all ages. It expresses France’s tentativeness after the abolition of the Monarchy. Louis XVI was guillotined on 21 January 1793. The Reign of Terror had begun and it went too far.
The first monarchs were members of the House of Bourbon Louis XVIII and Charles X. They were replaced by a monarch belonging to the House of Orleans, Louis Philippe I. Louis Philippe reigned until the Second French Revolution, in 1848. Both houses were Bourbon houses, the House of Orleans was a cadet branch of the House of Bourbon.
I will now endeavour to divide my very long post into shorter periods. The following subject matters are mentioned but not discussed sufficiently:
- the Napoleonic Wars and the French Revolution;
- a brief look at the French Revolution calendar is needed;
- the Flight to Varennes had consequences that need to be mentioned;
- the castles or prisons where members the last royal family, Louis XVI’s family, were sequestered should be identified;
- the names of members of the royal family who survived despite imprisonment should be included (one name);
- Talleyrand‘s role during the Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars and the Congress of Vienna.
My health is deteriorating, but I love my WordPress community. Leaving you would hurt me. The solution is writing shorter posts.
You will find a new page at the top of my posts: the French Revolution and Napoleon. It is incomplete, but I will look for related posts.
Love to everyone ♥
Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, 2nd movement
© Micheline Walker
28 July 2018