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: "You should hope that this game will be over soon." The Third Estate carrying the Clergy and the Nobility on its back

French Estates- under the Ancien Régime (before the French Revolution) divided society into three estates: the First Estate (clergy); the Second Estate (nobility); and the Third Estate (commoners).

Great Seal of France (1848). The headdress of the Republic is identical to the Statue of Liberty. Both are prominent republican symbols.

Great Seal of France The headdress of the Republic is identical to the Statue of Liberty. Both are prominent republican symbols.

This is a great visual article with images from the French Revolution era.

French Estates- under the Ancien Régime (before the French Revolution) divided society into three estates: the First Estate (clergy); the Second Estate (nobility); and the Third Estate (commoners).

Sans-colottes: counterrevolutionists set themselves apart from the shabby "trouser brigade". You can see this woman has on her patriotic striped pants with a tri colored cockade in her hat. This style of dress is iconic of the French Revolution.

San's culotte refers to the counterrevolutionaries. San's culotte means without knee breeches. This image of a woman is very typical of the san's-culotte style with the striped patterns, sabots (wooden clog) and the tri-colored cockade on her hat.

Places to see in ( Mont Saint Michel - France )  Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy France. It is located about one kilometre off the country's northwestern coast at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches and is 100 hectares in size.  The island has held strategic fortifications since ancient times and since the 8th century AD has been the seat of the monastery from which it draws its name. The structural composition of the town exemplifies the feudal society that…

Places to see in ( Mont Saint Michel - France ) Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. It is located about one kilometre off the coun.

Louis XIV dressed as a sun, Le Ballet de la Nuit: Henri de Gissey, 1653

Louis XIV as Apollo in "Le Ballet de la nuit." Painting by Henri Gissey 1653 via…

Jacques-Louis David (30 August 1748 – 29 December 1825)

Jacques- Louis David, Self-Portrait, oil on canvas, Musée du Louvre, Paris

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