France should not have monarchy. Let's protest like we mean it and then storm the Bastille.
Storming of the Bastille.
Yeah! Let's go
Women's March to the Versailles.
Give us bread! Give us bread!
We want bread! We want bread!
Okay, okay, I will give you bread from the Versailles
Before the French Revolution, the people of France were divided into social groups called "Estates". Feudal France was neatly divided into three social classes, or Estates, with different jobs and privileges. The clergy was the First Estate, the nobles were the Second Estate, and the peasants were the Third Estate. The Third Estate was the largest but had few rights at all.
King Louis XVI Signs the New Constitution.
Second estate: Nobles(Lords, ladies, knights and even kings and queens).
On 14 July 1789, a state prison on the east side of Paris, known as the Bastille, was attacked by an angry and aggressive mob. The prison had become a symbol of the monarchy’s dictatorial rule, and the event became one of the defining moments in the Revolution that followed. The picture shows members of the third estate marching to the Bastille.
King Louis XVI About to be Executed by Guillotine.
On October 4, 1789, a crowd of women demanding bread for their families including some men and marched toward Versailles, arriving soaking wet from the rain. ... The King agreed to meet with some of the women and promised to distribute all the bread in Versailles to the crowd. He agreed to address the people from his balcony. "My friends," he said, "I will go to Paris with my wife and my children." It was a fatal mistake. It was the last time the King saw Versailles.
Napoleon Bonarparte crowns himself emperor.
Hail the new emperor!
Long live the new emperor!
The constitution retitled Louis XVI as “King of the French”, granted him a reduced civil list, allowed him to select and appoint ministers and gave him a suspensive veto power. ... The king's flight to Varennes in June 1791 which failed brought about the Constitution of 1791, and thus the constitutional monarchy unworkable.
King Louis XVI about to be executed on January 21, 1793 after the September Massacres occur between September 2 - 7 and after thousands of political prisoners killed and before his wife, Marie Antoinete was killed in October 16, 1793.
Cut his head off.
On May 18, 1804, Napoleon proclaimed himself emperor, and made Josephine Empress. His coronation ceremony took place on December 2, 1804, in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, with incredible splendor and at considerable expense. ... Instead, he placed the crown on his own head, and then crowned Josephine Empress.