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French Revolution: A History. Volume 2: The Constitution (Version 2)

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Thomas Carlyle's "French Revolution: A History. Volume 2: The Constitution (Version 2)" is a meticulously researched and engaging account of one of the most pivotal moments in world history.

Carlyle brilliantly captures the chaos and turmoil of the French Revolution and brings to life the key figures and events that shaped this tumultuous period. His vivid descriptions and detailed analysis paint a vivid picture of the political and social upheaval that gripped France during this time.

One of the most striking aspects of Carlyle's work is his ability to delve into the intricacies of the French constitution and the various factions vying for power. He provides valuable insights into the motivations and beliefs of the revolutionaries, shedding light on their ideals and the challenges they faced in crafting a new social order.

Overall, "French Revolution: A History. Volume 2: The Constitution (Version 2)" is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the complexities of the French Revolution and its lasting impact on modern society. Carlyle's masterful storytelling and keen insights make this book a valuable addition to the study of history.

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The second volume of this famous and idiosyncratic history covers events from October 1789, after Louis XVI has been 'persuaded' to leave Versailles and take up residence in Paris, through to August 1792. By the end of this time, Louis and his family have tried, unsuccessfully, to flee the country, France has been invaded by foreign powers, and anti-royalist French militia have brutally massacred a corps of Swiss Guards seeking to defend Louis and his family in their Paris residence. Louis is imprisoned, and it is clear to all that a three year effort to establish a constitutional monarchy have failed. - Summary by Peter Dann


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