June–August 1792

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199560424
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741814 | DOI:
June–August 1792

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When the king delays approval for two decrees, against non-juring priests and for a provincial force in the capital, Roland addresses him a protest letter, partly or wholly written by his wife. The long letter is quoted and analysed. Louis dismisses the ‘Brissotin’ ministers, and the government falls. Back in private life, the Rolands witness the violent aftermath: the invasion of the Tuileries on 20 June – a stand-off with the king; and the revolutionary journée of 10 August, when Louis is effectively deposed. The Brissotin ministers, including Roland, are immediately recalled, plus Danton at Justice, but in dangerous circumstances. Invasion fears are rife.

Keywords: decrees; Louis XVI; letter; dismissal; journée; 20 June; 10 August; Tuileries; deposition; Brissotin; Danton; invasion

Chapter.  5794 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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