French Revolution

  • Tennis Court Oath

    the 3rd estate of the Estates General met in a commercial tennis court and swore an oath declaring they would remain until France had a constitution.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    The royal prison and towering figure of the oppression of the King and royal order.
  • October Days/Women's March to Versailles

    A women of 7,000 marched to the Palace in Versailles demanding the price of bread and food for the people.
  • Flight To Varennes

    Royal family attempted to escape revolutionary France to Austria.
  • Champ de Mars Massacres

    A group of people gathered to sign a petition for a republican constitution.
  • Storming of the Tuileries

    The popular movement (sans-culottes) marched into the Kings Tuileries Palace and demanded that he wear the red bonnet as a symbol of the revolution.
  • The formation of the Insurrectionary Commune

    the 48 local councils of Paris merged into one radical body - a virtual parliament. They demanded to be recognised as the governing body/parliament for the working people.
  • Overthrow of the Monarchy

    The Insurrectionary Commune organised 20,000 people for a demonstration against the King.
  • September Massacres

    caused by the imminent threat of invasion by Austrian/Prussian forces and the paranoia and terror as a result
  • Republic is declared

    The National Convention was set up, elected by universal male suffrage to provide a new constitution after the deposition of the King.