I’m just stunned when I read things from posters that laud the great French Revolution. For God’s sake, the “revolution” failed, was supplanted by Napoleon who crowned himself in the Catholic Church and not until about 70-80 years later, it finally succeeded. But for anyone to “worship” at the feet of this so-called revolution is at the very least disappointing.It didn’t really though. The revolution killed probably a few 100s aristocrats.
They were all back by Napoleon’s reign and he was making knee ones dukes, Kings.. all sorts. Most of his army was lead by aristocrats. Many of the revoltions top soldiers were aristos. They existed until 1848 with their old privalages and until the 1870s as titled but unprivileged. So it was with out the nobility for around a decade.
Not that France didn;’t need a revolution that overthrew the monarchy; it did, no doubt of that. But the way this unfolded was, simply, horrible. The “great French Revolution, just wasn’t.