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The French Revolution and The Storming of the Bastille

The sixth post, and the last on the French Revolution for a while is about the Storming of the Bastille and how this influenced the French Revolution. On the 14th of July, 1789 attacked the Bastille – a prison which was … Continue reading

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The French Revolution and The Estates-General Revolts

This is the fifth post in the current series on the French Revolution and lists the Estates-General Revolts as its cause. In August 1788, Louis XVI due to the pressure of his advisers announced that a meeting of the Estates-General would … Continue reading

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The French Revolution and The French Financial Crisis

In my fourth post on the French Revolution I am discussing the French Financial Crisis as a cause of the French Revolution. In France during the 1780s the French economy was becoming gradually poorer. There were poor harvests across the … Continue reading

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The French Revolution and The Ancien Regime

This is the third post which suggests that the Ancien Regime may be the cause of the French Revolution The Ancien Regime which is French for ‘Old Order’ was a phrase coined during the French Revolution. It refers to the … Continue reading

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The French Revolution and The Glorious Revolution

This is about a second cause of the French Revolution – the Glorious Revolution. In 1688 Dutch prince, William of Orange (William III) and his wife Mary (Mary II) became the king and queen of England. Their claim to the … Continue reading

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The French Revolution and The Enlightenment

I’m hoping to do a series of posts on the causes of the French Revolution. Here is the first cause I have chosen – the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment, which was also known as the Age of Reason, challenged many established … Continue reading

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