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Women in the French Revolution:  While most of these women were citizens of Paris, they came from  very diverse backgrounds. There were the women of the suburbs (faubourgs—working class), women of nobility (or the aristocracy), women of the burgeoning bourgeoisie (middle class—the merchants), and women of the intelligentsia (the intellectuals).

Women in the French Revolution: While most of these women were citizens of Paris, they came from very diverse backgrounds. There were the women of the suburbs (faubourgs—working class), women of nobility (or the aristocracy), women of the burgeoning bourgeoisie (middle class—the merchants), and women of the intelligentsia (the intellectuals).

Cruikshank I.: A republican belle. A picture of Paris for 1794 (10 March 1794,  S. W. Fores). © The Trustees of the British Museum.

Cruikshank I.: A republican belle. A picture of Paris for 1794 (10 March 1794, S. W. Fores). © The Trustees of the British Museum.

A political cartoon reflecting the French society in the 18th century portraying the Third Estate squished by the First and Second Estate

A political cartoon reflecting the French society in the 18th century portraying the Third Estate squished by the First and Second Estate

The tree of knowledge, Ramon Llull.

(Source : baseatelier)

The tree of knowledge, Ramon Llull. (Source : baseatelier)

French Revolution Rebel: It's 1789 and Paris has had it with this royal tyranny! You'll need a some worn trousers (you are a sans-culottes, after all), a peasant shirt, a red Phrygian cap with a tricolor cockade, a red scarf around your neck or waist and a sword or musket. Liberté, égalité, fraternité!

French Revolution Rebel: It's 1789 and Paris has had it with this royal tyranny! You'll need a some worn trousers (you are a sans-culottes, after all), a peasant shirt, a red Phrygian cap with a tricolor cockade, a red scarf around your neck or waist and a sword or musket. Liberté, égalité, fraternité!

In the French Revolution, the sans-culottes were radical left-wing partisans of the lower classes; typically urban laborers, which dominated France.

In the French Revolution, the sans-culottes were radical left-wing partisans of the lower classes; typically urban laborers, which dominated France.

Detail of Marie Antoinette Hunting by Louis Auguste Brun. At the time the Queen's riding was a passion as was her adoption of the riding habit as a fashion. The style was deemed scandalous especially with her continuing inability to conceive an heir for the throne of France.

Detail of Marie Antoinette Hunting by Louis Auguste Brun. At the time the Queen's riding was a passion as was her adoption of the riding habit as a fashion. The style was deemed scandalous especially with her continuing inability to conceive an heir for the throne of France.

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