Moscow and only properly made Emperor by Papal coronation, with all its expressed and implied conditions, not surprisingly was soon shown to be wielding a fatally compromised and fading form of power. In the treatment here, "Francia" will mean all of Europe that in the Mediaeval period was subject to the Roman Catholic Church, with its Latin liturgy, headed by the Popethe Bishop of Rome. Since the Pope retained the right to crown Emperors in the area subject to his Church, the Emperors in Charlemagne's line retained an implicit primacy, if not sovereignty, over all of Roman Catholic Europe, however little actual authority they may have exercised.
Storming of the Bastille in The reign of Louis XVI — saw a temporary revival of French fortunes, but the over-ambitious projects and military campaigns of the 18th century had produced chronic financial problems.
Deteriorating economic conditions, popular resentment against the complicated system of privileges granted the nobility and clerics, and a lack of alternate avenues for change were among the principal causes for convoking the Estates-General which convened in Versailles in They proceeded to do so, and then voted a measure far more radical, declaring themselves the National Assemblyan assembly not of the Estates but of "the People".
The Assembly moved their deliberations to the king's tennis court, where they proceeded to swear the Tennis Court Oath June 20,under which they agreed not to separate until they had given France a constitution. A majority of the representatives of the clergy soon joined them, as did 47 members of the nobility.
By June 27 the royal party had overtly given in, although the military began to arrive in large numbers around Paris and Versailles.
On July 11, King Louis, acting under the influence of the conservative nobles, as well as his wife, Marie Antoinetteand brother, the Comte d'Artoisbanished the reformist minister Necker and completely reconstructed the ministry.
Much of Paris, presuming this to be the start of a royal coup, moved into open rebellion. Some of the military joined the mob; others remained neutral.
On July 14,after four hours of combat, the insurgents seized the Bastille fortresskilling the governor and several of his guards. The king and his military supporters backed down, at least for the time being. Insurrection and the spirit of popular sovereignty spread throughout France.
In rural areas, many went beyond this: On August 4,the National Assembly abolished feudalismsweeping away both the seigneurial rights of the Second Estate and the tithes gathered by the First Estate. In the course of a few hours, nobles, clergy, towns, provinces, companies, and cities lost their special privileges.
The revolution also brought about a massive shifting of powers from the Catholic Church to the State. Further legislation abolished monastic vows. The Civil Constitution of the Clergypassed on July 12,turned the remaining clergy into employees of the State and required that they take an oath of loyalty to the constitution.
Declaration, it comprised a statement of principles rather than a constitution with legal effect. The execution of Louis XVI in Louis XVI opposed the course of the revolution and on the night of June 20, the royal family fled the Tuileries.
However, the king was recognised at Varennes in the Meuse late on June 21 and he and his family were brought back to Paris under guard. With most of the Assembly still favouring a constitutional monarchy rather than a republicthe various groupings reached a compromise which left Louis XVI little more than a figurehead: Meanwhile, a renewed threat from abroad arose: Leopold II, Holy Roman EmperorFrederick William II of Prussiaand the king's brother Charles-Phillipe, comte d'Artois issued the Declaration of Pillnitz which considered the cause of Louis XVI as their own, demanded his total liberty and the dissolution of the Assembly, and promised an invasion of France on his behalf if the revolutionary authorities refused its conditions.
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