The debate over the coming Estates General awakened the political consciousness of the Third Estate. Also the weather was rotten.
Direct Link: 3.9- What is the Third Estate?
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The king's attempt to break the Parments in the summer of 1788 was was met by widespread resistence.
Direct Link: 3.8- The Day of the Tiles
[Update]: Sorry for the delayed post. I was out of town and scheduled the episode to release through the main rss feed, but I forgot to set up the link here.
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After the Assembly of Notables disbanded in May 1787, the fight over reform moved to the Paris Parlement.
Direct Link: 3.7- The Séance Royale
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Round and round and round it goes...
Direct Link: 3.6- The Stately Quadrille
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King Louis called the Assembly of Notables in early 1787 to approve a major fincancial reform package. But intead of rubber stamping the package, the Notables scrutinized every detail.
Direct Link: 3.5- The Assembly of Notables
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Just as the financial situation was about to explode the monarchy was hit by a public relations nightmare.
Direct Link: 3.4- Necker and the Necklace
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As power passed from Louis XV to Louis XVI, royal ministers attempted to implement reforms, but were thewarted at every turn.
Direct Link: 3.3- Resistance to Reform
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The Ancien Regime was a mess in desperate need of reform.
Direct Link: 3.2- The Broken Regime
[Update: Fixed pronunciation of "taille."]
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The population of pre-Revolutionary France was divided into Three Estates: the Church, the Nobility and Everyone Else.
Direct Link: 3.1 The Three Estates
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Tours. Episode Numbering. Money. Parlez-vous français?
Direct Link: 3.0 Revolutions Podcast Update
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