Louis XVI obliged to leave Versailles

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Historical Context Note

The move from the royal palace at Versailles to the royal palace at the Tuileries in central Paris was required by the people of Paris to ensure the king could not flee. For a king who thought himself the origin of law, this move was in itself a cruel humiliation.

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Editors. "Louis XVI obliged to leave Versailles". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 December 2007
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=4234, accessed 22 December 2014.]


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