The French Revolution executed royals and nobles, yes – but most people killed were commoners

Claire Rioult, Romain Fathi

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Abstract

For a lot of people, mention of the French Revolution conjures up images of wealthy nobles being led to the guillotine. Thanks to countless movies, books and half-remembered history lessons, many have been left with the impression the revolution was chiefly about chopping off the heads of kings, queens, dukes and other cashed-up aristocrats.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2023

Keywords

  • French Revolution
  • Execution
  • Common People

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