• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The French Revolution. Second Storming of the Tuileries 1792 - Significance & Historiography

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The Storming of the Tuileries Palace 1792 c) Using the illustration and your knowledge, explain the significance of the fourth revolutionary journee to an understanding of the new regime. On the 10th of August 1792 a second attack was launched upon the Tuileries, resulting in the deaths of approximately 500 Swiss guards and 300 defenders. This painting is essentially a recount of the event, placing emphasis on the sheer brutality of the sans-culottes and the overwhelming force that they were. The second attack on the Tuileries had the significance of shifting the control and power over France from the bourgeois national assembly to the popular revolutionary movement. ...read more.

Middle

Thus, the crowd became more aware of the power insurrection held and no longer did the majority of the revolutionary crowd have any support for the King or a constitutional monarchy. d) Explain the usefulness of the illustration in understanding the role of the revolutionary crowd in the period from June 1791 to January 1793. In your response refer to different views of the period. This painting, depicting the storming of the Tuileries Palace in 1792, shows the revolutionary crowd as an overwhelming force that the Swiss Guards and defenders of the palace had no chance in defeating. ...read more.

Conclusion

Revisionist historian Simon Schama has a similar contention; stating that the revolutionary crowd played a significant role, but only in pushing the Revolution on through violence and their "brutality". Michael Adcock's opinion on the revolutionary crowd contrasts heavily with that of Schama's. He states that "... no historian can justify the terrible brutality of the September Massacres...", but goes on to explain that the forces that drove the crowd made them lash out in fear and anxiety, not of brutishness or pure cruelty. Because this painting does not have any sort of contention to it and is basically retelling the event, it is a useful source in understanding the role and power of the revolutionary crowd during the period of June 1791 to January 1793. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate History section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate History essays

  1. Revision notes - Causes of the French Revolution and the Development of the Revolution ...

    Voting in the Estate General in the past had been conducted according to the principle that each estate had one vote. The voting procedure reflected the relative privileges of the order. This time too Louis XVI was determined to continue the same practice.

  2. Historical Investigation - French monarchy

    One other reason was that the troops refused to fire at people19. The major concession was that in the estates general, the privileged classes would sit with the Third Estate19. The first and the second estate took this as an insult, and were provoked by the king's decision.

  1. What were the causes of the French Revolution?

    So Rousseau basically called for the 'general will'. Then came the philosopher Voltaire who popularized the ideas of Isaac Newton and put forward the ideas of John Locke, the Whig defender of the glorious revolution of 1688, as a defense of the rights of property.

  2. The French Revolution was directed by the middle class. How valid is this comment ...

    The educated class also gets influenced by the scholar of the 16th century on many accounts of good government. They desire a new government, a good government. An opportunity emerges on the 18th century when the government of Louis XVI bankrupt.

  1. Was the American Revolution Revolutionary?

    Then, with arrival of British troops in 1768, the colonists again became annoyed and uneasy. The arrival of the troops eventually led to physical violence in which several colonists were killed and the hatred for Britain was now prominent; Lord Frederick North's replacing of Townshend ended the unbalance.

  2. The French Revolution

    In January 1800, Napoleon reduced the number of political journals published in Paris from seventy-three to thirteen and forbade the production of any new ones. By the end of the year only nine remained. These newspapers refrained from any reliable news and were forbidden to discuss controversial subjects.

  1. IB History HL, Extended Notes: Russia, the Tsars, the Provisional Govenment and the Revolution.

    Inefficient agriculture- Peasants used medieval tools and farming methods. Output per acre lower than the US or UK. Mir and lack of agricultural investment. 2. Low industrial output- Increased during AII and AIII but still low compared to Europe and the US. Partially because of an underdeveloped banking system and serfdom tying up a potential source of workers for new industries.

  2. What was the main cause of the French Revolution?

    The three estates in France were: the clergy, the nobility, and the peasants/bourgeoisie. The first two estates, the clergy and the nobility, were exempted from taxes, which laid the taxation burden on the Third Estate, the peasants. The peasants were the poorest of the three estates and were forced to bear the burden of the taxes.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work