french history

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estates an area or amount of land or property, in particular.
first estate the first of the three estates of the realm, such as the Lords Spiritual in England or the clergy in France until the revolution
second estate the nobility collectively
third estate the French bourgeoisie and working class before the French Revolution.
taille a tax levied on the common people by the king or an overlord.
bourgeoisie the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes.
Louis XVI Louis XVI was the last king of France (1774–92) in the line of Bourbon monarchs preceding the French Revolution of 1789. He was executed for treason by guillotine in 1793.
queen marie antoinette Marie Antoinette, born an Archduchess of Austria, was Dauphine of France from 1770 to 1774 and Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792. She was the fifteenth and penultimate child of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor and Empress Maria Theresa.
tennis court oath The Tennis Court Oath was a pledge taken by revoulutionaries that essentially said they would continue to meet until a stable constitutional government was established.
declaration of rights of man and citizen The Declaration of the rights of Man and of the Citizen, passed by France's National Constituent Assembly in August 1789, is a fundamental document of the French Revolution and in the history of human and civil rights
maximilien robespierre Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre was a French lawyer and politician, and one of the best-known and most influential figures of the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror.
reign of terror Image result for reign of The Reign of Terror, also known as The Terror, was a period of violence that occurred after the onset of the French Revolution
coup d'etat a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.
napoleon bonaparte Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.
versailles The Palace of Versailles, or simply Versailles, is a royal château in Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France. It is also known as the Château de Versailles.
storming of the bastille The Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris, France, on the morning of 14 July 1789
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