European Ancestors – Understanding France (17) The New Regime Phase 3

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

  • The third phase began in the Spring of 1793.
  • Austria, Prussia and Great Britain formed a Coalition, which generally speaking most rulers in Europe adhered to
  • France lost Belgium and the Rhineland.
  • Paris was threatened by invading forces.
  • New Republican calendar introduced.
  • Introduction of maximum Government control of prices,
  • Confiscation of property from emigres
  • Rich taxed
  • National assistance available to the poor and disabled.
  • Education available, free of cost.
  • Reign of Terror began – many arrests of those opposing, approximately 300,000 people, with 17,000 given a sentence of death, some of which were executed without a trial.
  • The Revolutionary government raised an army of around one million men.

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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