European Ancestors – Understanding France (16) The New Regime Phase 2

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This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE.

  • From September 1792 through to April 1793, Belgium, Rhineland, Savoy, and the County of Nice were occupied by French armies.
  • The National Convention was divided into
    • Girondins who wanted to organise a bourgeois (middle class) republic across France and for it to spread across Europe.
    • Montagnards (Mountain men) who wanted to give a greater share of political and economical power to the lower classes.
    • Despite the efforts of the Girondins, Louis XVI was judged and condemned to death for treason and executed on 21 January 1793, with Marie-Antoinette guillotined in the September of the same year.

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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