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Louis XVI's wife, thought to have said "Let them eat cake"
Describe the storming of the Bastille
To obtain more weapons and to free the political prisoners, the peasants stormed the Bastille, a castle stronghold used as a prison. Troops killed 98 people. In retaliation, several government officials were killed, their h…
Why did King Louis and his family move to Paris?
Under pressure from a mob and the Paris national guard
middle-class citizens; demanded the execution of the royal family; insisted on going to war with Austria and its allies