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Terrorism: Reign of Terror

Year 10 Elective History

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Reign of Terror, also called The Terror is the period of the French Revolution from September 5, 1793 to July 27, 1794.

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The French Revolution- Reign of Terror

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BBC- The Reign of Terror (Podcast)

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the reign of terror during the French Revolution. On Monday September 10th 1792 The Times of London carried a story covering events in revolutionary France: 

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Robespierre's Reign of Terror reinvigorates the French Revolution but ends in as bloody a fashion as it began.

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Maximilien Robespierre, the architect of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, is overthrown and arrested by the National Convention. As the leading member of the Committee of Public Safety from 1793, Robespierre encouraged the execution, mostly by guillotine, of more than 17,000 enemies of the Revolution. The day after his arrest, Robespierre and 21 of his followers were guillotined before a cheering mob in the Place de la Revolution in Paris.

Bastille Day- the Reign of Terror

France, at war against Austria, needed to find men to fight the enemy. The Convention, led by Danton, asked 300,000 men to join the French army. The first revolts bloomed in the country, especially in Vendee where the peasants denounced the authority of the Convention and the idea of the Revolution.