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The faith of treaties exemplified

“A huge bull, snorting fire, rushes with lowered head towards a French fort (left) from which cannon-balls descend upon him. Beneath the fort sansculottes on one knee fire at the bull while standing French soldiers, correctly dressed, also fire. On...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Jan 2022

Jefferson and Burke on Marat, Danton, and Robespierre

Thomas Jefferson is well-known for his so-called “Frenchified” stance.[1] On the topic of the relationship between Jefferson and French Revolution, scholarly accounts often stop... The post Jefferson and Burke on Marat, Danton, and Robespierre appeared...

9 Thermidor Year II: the best-documented day in the French Revolution?

La Prise de la Bastille (1789), by Jean-Pierre Houël (1735-1813), Bibliothèque nationale de France. At the centre is the arrest of Bernard René Jourdan, marquis de Launay (1740-1789). Was 9 Thermidor Year II (27 July 1794) the most copiously documented...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 19 Aug 2021

The Revolutionary Life of Eugene Sue (Part I)

By Stephen Basdeo To us, therefore, who have known and loved him—who are proud of having been his dearest and best affection, who mourn him in so many ways—to tell Eugène Sue’s life story—a joyful, restless, then grave...

Apocalypse then

‘The Contrast, 1793…’ , engraving by Rowlandson, following Lord George Murphy (1793, pub. by S.W. Fores, London). Source / BnF. The concepts of ‘crisis’ and ‘apocalypse’ have reappeared rather...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 17 Aug 2017

Jacques-Louis David and the Last Journey of Marie Antoinette

Jacques-Louis David (Paris, France, 30th August 1748 - Brussels, Belgium 29th December 1825)On this day in 1748, famed artist Jacques-Louis David was born. Initially renowned for his history paintings, David eventually began to develop strong Revolutionary...

"One does not make revolutions by halves": The Execution of Saint-Just

Louis Antoine de Saint-Just (Louis Antoine Léon de Saint-Just; Decize, France, 25th August 1767 – Paris, France, 28th July 1794)Louis Antoine de Saint-Just by Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, 1793In the past we have met many famed figures of the French Revolution...

Notable Births... Maximilien Robespierre

Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (Arras, France, 6th May 1758 – Paris, France, 28th July 1794)Maximilien Robespierre by Louis-Léopold Boilly, 1791On this day in 1758, Maximilien Robespierre was born in somewhat humble beginnings in...

Notable Deaths... Georges Danton and Camille Desmoulins

Georges Danton (Georges Jacques Danton; Arcis-sur-Aube, 26th October 1759 - Paris, 5th April 1794)Camille Desmoulins (Lucie Simplice Camille Benoît Desmoulins; Guise, 2nd March 1760 – Paris, 5th April 1794)Une Exécution Capitale, Place de la Révolution...

Eighteenth-century violence… redux

Representing violence in France, 1760-1820 (Voltaire Foundation) Talleyrand may have claimed that anyone born after 1789 would never know the ‘douceur de vivre’, but his peachy vision of the eighteenth century has long gone. Violence lurks everywhere...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 17 Oct 2013

Notable Deaths... Maximilien Robespierre

Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre (Arras, 6 May 1758 – 28 July 1794)After her fourth or fifth gin, my grandmother Gilflurt is a bit of a one for her portentous announcements and on more than one occasion she has chewed on her pipe, refilled...

Time travel with the Examiner

Not only was I asked 10 questions by Kayla Posney of the Pittsburgh Historical Fiction Examiner, but I answered! Truthfully too. Let’s get started. 1. If you could go back in time and be any figure from history,...
From: Versailles and More on 22 Aug 2012

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