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This new book reassesses a perennially... If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. Lethargic in temperament, lacking political insight, and therefore incapable of appreciating the need to compromise, Louis continued to divert himself by hunting and with his personal hobbies of making locks and doing masonry.
Alison Johnson, 2013. The king privately continued to believe that the Revolution would burn itself out.
This book revisits and analyses the early French Revolution's epic struggle against the Bourbon monarchy and its symbolic culture. He was taught to avoid letting others know his thoughts, which has led to sharp disagreement about his intelligence. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Munro Price, 2011.
The central character in this new evidence is the Baron de Breteuil, Louis's ambassador in exile, who orchestrated doomed escape plans and co-ordinated the international response to the revolution.
Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. At the same time, he encouraged the Girondin faction in the Legislative Assembly which had succeeded the National Assembly in September 1791 in their policy of war with Austria, in the expectation that French military disaster would pave the way for the restoration of his authority. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered.
Nesta H. The precious metals were…. In this major study, John Hardman examines the political system in France in the closing years of the Ancient Regime.
Our editors will review what you've submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we'll add it to the article. Louis nevertheless possessed an excellent memory, acquired a sound knowledge of Latin and English, and took an interest in history and geography. Louis XVI. While most Britons fled Paris, she stayed on alone in a flat, from which she watched Louis XVI being taken to the guillotine.