From the advent of the guillotine, to the firebrands, to the philosophers, and royal philanderers who figured in the Revolution, Encyclopaedia Britannica sheds new light on this fascinating period of world history. Learn about the progression of events from the storming of the Bastille through the Reign of Terror; the scandals of Marie-Antoinette, such as The Affair of the Diamond Necklace; the lavish court style of Louis XVI; and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.
In this edition, the editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica examine France in the Age of Enlightenment, leading up to the causes of the French Revolution.
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