Let Them Light CireTrudon Candles: Marie Antoinette and La Fête Nationale + Bastille Day Draw
TIL The terms "left" and "right" in politics appeared during the French Revolution of 1789 when members of the National Assembly divided into supporters of the king to the president's right and supporters of the revolution to his left.
Comparing the Declaration of Independence & Declaration of the Rights of Man
National Assembly: a French revolutionary assembly formed by the representatives of the Third Estate (the common people) of the Estates-General
The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant. - Image quote by Maximilien Robespierre
The French Revolution Digital Archive, a partnership between Stanford University and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, was announced this week with some high-resolution images.
"Le Serment du Jeu de paume, Drawing by Jacques-Louis David of the Tennis Court Oath. David later became a deputy in the National Convention in 1792
FRENCH REVOLUTION, 1789. /nWomen artists presenting offerings to the National Assembly, 7 September 1789. French - Stock Image
During the French Revolution, the National Assembly was divided into supporters of the king and supporters of the revolution. ‘Lamartine in front of the Town Hall of Paris rejects the red flag on 25 February
French Revolution - Louis XVI seeks refuge at the National Assembly
The Tennis Court Oath, June 1789 - Jacques Louis David as art print or hand painted oil.
Napoléon Joseph Charles Paul Bonaparte, Prince Français, Count of Meudon, Count of Moncalieri ad personam, titular 3rd Prince of Montfort was the second son of Jérôme Bonaparte, king of Westphalia, by his wife Catherine, princess of Württemberg. He soon rendered himself popular by playing on his family ties to Napoleon I. After the French revolution of 1848 he was elected to the National Assembly of France as a representative of Corsica.
Opening of the Estates General, May 1789 Auguste Couder
On June 20th 1989 members of the third estate took the tennis court oath, claiming they would not leave the tennis court until they had established a constitution for a new republic of France and a new form of government. It directly led to the National Assembly, which was the first government of the French Revolution. It also displays the frailty with which some institutions stand, and how easily they can be taken over. SL 18th century SIP
Maximilian Robespierre. Leader of the radical Jacobin faction in the National Assembly during the French Revolution, head of the Committee for Public Safety which was charged with fighting internal sabotage, treason and spying against the newborn French Republic by monarchists, Robespierre represented the French Revolution in its most radical phase.