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The French Revolution -July 14th

A further look at some key events of the French Revolution:   First-hand accounts from the period:   The Bread Shortages   Gruesome account of the Storming of the Bastille   Finishing on a more light-hearted note:   The French Revolution by Horrible Histories       Advertisements

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Bastille Day-July 14th

The chilling description, given to me by my father, of the woman who sat knitting at the guillotine,  (from the novel A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens) has always stayed with me and given me  an inclination to be wary of the Madame Defarge characters of this world, not just the more obvious villains-the puppeteers […]