Thursday, July 14, 2011

History Trivia

July 14, 1223 Louis VIII became King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II of France. 1789 the general populace stormed the Bastille; on 4 August feudalism was abolished and on 26 August the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was proclaimed. The anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic during the French Revolution.

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