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French revolution and aftermath, 1789-1815: Part V

French revolution and aftermath, 1789-1815: Part V The National Convention (Sept. 21, 1792 to Oct. 25 1795) The National Convention met on Sept. 21. 1792 on the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly. It was summoned to draft a new constitution, necessitated by the suspension of Louis XVI. Its first act was to abolish monarchy and […]

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French revolution and aftermath, 1789-1815: Part III

French revolution and aftermath, 1789-1815: Part III Accession of Louis XVI (1774-1793) His character: Louis XVI succeeded his grand-father to the French crown in 1774. He was the unhappy monarch under whom the long accumulating evils of France reached their culminating point. He was honest. well-intentioned and had a genuine desire to serve his people. […]

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French revolution and aftermath, 1789-1815: Part I

French revolution and aftermath, 1789-1815: Part I The French Revolution was an influential period of social and political upheaval in France. It was one of the most important events in human history. Inspired by liberal and radical ideas, the Revolution profoundly altered the course of modern history, triggering the global decline of theocracies and absolute […]

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British Democratic Politics, 1815 -1850; Parliamentary Reformers, Free Traders, Chartists- Part III

British Democratic Politics 1815-1850 – Parliamentary Reformers, Free Traders, Chartists- Part II Chartism Chartism was a working-class movement for political reform in Britain which existed from 1838 to 1848. It was the first organised labour movement in modern Britain. Support for the movement was at its highest in 1839, 1842 and 1848 when petitions signed […]

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