The French police issued this broadside on behalf of the king to forbid the distribution of publications that “trouble the order and tranquility of the State.” The ordinance was posted just three days before the storming of the Bastille.
Olympe de Gouges was a playwright who criticized slavery and, in this work, argued that the “rights of man” included women. Two years after publishing The Rights of Woman, Gouges was executed as an opponent of the government.
Fiche exposés : La bataille de Verdun (février-décembre 1916) - enregistrer directement l'image via pinterest
Caricature Showing Marie Antoinette as a Leopard Anonymous, French, 18th century
Testament de Louis XVI
Execution of King Louis XVI of France on January 21, 1793: contemporary English colored engraving.
Here Lies All France. After killing everyone else, Robespierre guillotines the executioner.
In the October Revolution (November in the Gregorian calendar), the Bolshevik party, led by Vladimir Lenin, and the workers' Soviets, overthrew the Provisional Government in Petrograd and established the Russian SFSR, eventually shifting the capital to Moscow in 1918. The Bolsheviks appointed themselves as leaders of various government ministries and seized control of the countryside, establishing the Cheka to quash dissent. To end Russia’s participation in the First World War, the Bolshevik…
1539 Anne of Cleves by Hans Holbein the Younger (Louvre)