I am a nurse, a third estate citizen of Paris, a friend to many, a loyal follower of the king, a hater of the taxes we have to pay. I am what I am. My name is Absolon, I lived through what is called the French Revolution, and I welcome you to read my journal that I wrote about myself as I lived through it.

Many things have changed during the revolution. For example, it ended the Ancien RĂ©gime, meaning there were no more three estates, also meaning there were no more unequal tax charge, and just like the Russian revolution, it took power from the churches. But while some things have changed, some have still stayed the same. Even though the revolution changed France from monarchy to dictatorship, it was still absolute, supreme power.