Fall of the Girondins in France (60 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

The arrest of the Girondins gives rise to provincial rebellions. The Committee of Public Safety controlled by Robespierre and Saint Just will pass death sentences on not only monarchists and nobility but also on moderate Jacobins such as Danton and extreme left critics of Robespierre such as H├ębert. (Execution of Hebertists costs the Convention to support of many sans-culottes.)

Citation:
Editors. "Fall of the Girondins in France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 December 2007
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=4264, accessed 10 December 2016.]


Related Groups

  1. French Revolution and French Revolutionary Wars: 1789-1802