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January–May 1793

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199560424
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741814 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.003.0026
January–May 1793

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On January 22 1793, the day after the king's execution, Roland resigns. Why, and why then? The documentary evidence is discussed. The family returns to rented lodgings, intending to return to the Beaujolais. But his enemies (e.g. Collot) have not forgotten Roland, and it is argued that the Revolutionary Tribual was first proposed at the Jacobins as a means of putting him on trial. With the treachery of Dumouriez in March, further accusations result in a search of the Roland's papers, which is discussed, as is the subsequent hostile Brival report. Why does the Convention fail to sign off his accounts?

Keywords: resignation; accounts; Convention; Dumouriez; Collot; Brival

Chapter.  4993 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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