The French Revolution Witness To History
What was it like to be a member of the nobility during the French Revolution? What was it like to watch an execution by guillotine? What was it like to be a witness to history? Step back in time to the French Revolution and see history through the eyes of those who lived it. Find out what it was like to be a radical at the heart of the revolution. Discover how it felt to be the mayor of Paris as the streets were filled with rioting crowds.
Quotations show how the events and circumstances of the French Revolution were perceived by contemporary observers
This series uses a variety of sources to give an insight into a particular period. The aim is to provide a history resource with a strong emphasis on evidence, using eye witness accounts from a range of source material, including diaries, letters and newspapers. An initial section introduces the period and the sources available. An extended quotation for the source is on one page, facing a commentary giving the historical background.