Massacre of the Priests

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Title

Massacre of the Priests

Description

This image, also reproduced from the newspaper R*volutions de Paris, shows crowds massacring refractory clergy and prisoners. The panels depict the former convent of the Carmelites (where 163 were killed) and the prison known as the Force, which had formerly been used to incarcerate prostitutes, where approximately 300 defrocked clergy were executed.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1792

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/101/|<span>Michel Hennin. <em>Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France</em>. Tome 128, Pièces 11231-11307, période : 1792</span>|<span>Extract From: Révolutions de France et de Brabant, et des royaumes qui, demandant une Assemblée nationale, et arborant la cocarde, mériteront une place dans ces fastes de la liberté</span>

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

101

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

15.5 x 10 cm

Title (French)

Carmes du Luxembourg ; Hotel de la Force: Massacre des Prêtres

Citation

None Identified, “Massacre of the Priests,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed July 14, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/101.