Off with her head!!! Well not quite yet, but we are building towards La Révolution!!

January 11, 2019

In Western Civilization this semester we have begun laying the foundation for the French Revolution. This first small unit we are covering is about Absolute Monarchs. The class is reading primary documents and listening to some amazing Mr. Nieto lectures about how monarchs of Western Europe were able to rise to absolute power. We are paying close attention on the cause to this movement as well as the power moves they pulled against the Catholic Church and their respective nobility. This will all lead to their eventual demise especially in France where we dissect the rise and eventual fall and decapitation by guillotine of both Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

As famously misquoted…. “Let them eat cake!!!”

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