Vanguard of Women going to Versailles

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Title

Vanguard of Women going to Versailles

Description

Publicity about political machinations, coupled with the continued high price of bread, mobilized market women and encouraged many men to support them. They hoped to fetch the King and his family to end attempts against the Revolution and stabilize prices. This action was so threatening to the middle class elite that Lafayette, head of the Parisian National Guard, tried first to dissuade the marchers and then belatedly followed them to try to control the situation.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1789

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/539/|Michel Hennin. <em>Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France</em>. Tome 119, Pièces 10386-10489, période : 1789

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

539

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

21.5 x 32cm

Title (French)

Avant-garde des femmes allant à Versaille

Citation

None Identified, “Vanguard of Women going to Versailles,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed August 14, 2020, https://revolution.chnm.org/items/show/248.