Les revues révolutionnaires de Charles Aguillon – The Revolutionary Journals of Charles Aguillon

These journals,  written from 1789 to 1793, are an account of the French Revolution through the eyes of an astronomer called Charles Aguillon. It shows his child Phillip growing up during the revolution and their experiences in it, including the Tennis Court Oath (where a new constitution for France was created), Storming of the Bastille (where French Revolutionists invade the Bastille) and the execution of the two monarchs King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. The Terror – a period where the Committee of Public Safety slaughtered anyone who defied the revolution –  was led by Maximilien Robespierre a Revolutionist as well as a politician and lawyer. These journals show the different perspectives on the Revolution, the ignorant astronomer, the crowds of angry people, or the crying queen getting ready to be beheaded.

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