The French Revolution pt.2

The French Revolution pt.2

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  • The Storming of the Bastille
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  • France Now
  • On July 12, royal authorities transferred 250 barrels of gunpowder to the Bastille, and Launay brought his men into the massive fortress and raised its two drawbridges. At dawn on July 14, a great crowd armed with muskets, swords, and various makeshift weapons began to gather around the Bastille. The Bastille's gunpowder and cannons were seized, and the seven prisoners were freed. Upon arriving at the Hotel de Ville, where Launay was to be arrested and tried by a revolutionary council, he was instead pulled away by a mob and murdered.
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  • The French Revolution was a very historical moment in time. Everyone knows about it. There was so much destruction and so many things changed after. Buildings that weren’t irreparably destroyed were repurposed in other ways. Great homes and palaces were seized from aristocracy who were either exiled or executed, making way for a new Paris to form. Shopping culture and gorgeous interior passages like Galerie Vivienne and Passage Verdeau developed into social centres as the city began to rebuild. Now, France is very much peaceful and a beautiful place to visit.
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