Paris: Royal Palace of Tuileries sacked

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Historical Context Note

Inflamed by the Duke of Brunswick’s decree of April, and the flight of Louis in June, the citizens of Paris formed “the Insurrectionary Commune of Paris” (9 August) which called on the National Guard to capture the Tuileries. Only 12 people were killed, but the symbolic significance was considerable: the monarchy was now subject to the popular will. Robespierre proposes to replace the Assemblée nationale with a Convention nationale elected by universal suffrage.

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Clark, Robert. "Paris: Royal Palace of Tuileries sacked". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
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