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The French Revolution: The Republic & The Reign of Terror

Last period we saw the causes of the The French Revolution which led to the beginnings of the Revolution with the storming of the Bastille. We will continue to examine the events of the Revolution as it led to the Republic, the execution of King Louis XVI and finally the Reign of Terror as the Committee on Public Safety led by Danton & Robespierre began to send to the guillotine those perceived to be the enemies of the Revolution. 83 more words

Political Revolutions

MEN AND PINK COLOUR / Đàn ông và màu hồng

If red is the color of danger, and bright red stands for promiscuity, then pink stand for what?  A colour that has long been considered a sign of femininity, homosexuality and evokes the image of the doll, flowers, candy and sugary cocktails. 2,384 more words


23rd August - On This Day In History


1754 Louis XVI (last king of France, executed by guillotine)


1305 William Wallace (Scottish patriot, executed)

On This Day:

1617 First one way street is opened (in London) 11 more words


August 10 in history:

On August 10th, 1792, King Louis the 16th of France was sent to prison, and a royal art collection at the Louvre Palace in Paris was confiscated by the government.   82 more words

Today In History

The All-Important Spud

Soon after I return home from the supermarket, I dump the potatoes from the plastic bag into the kitchen sink.  (I usually get five pounds at a time, because they keep better that way for me.)  I run a trickle of cold water then scrub them with a Scotchbrite… 996 more words

Cultural Highlights

Bastille Day: Fall of the Bastille - Beginning of the French Revolution

The Fall of the Bastille is considered a prime symbol of the French Revolution. It’s a mark of victory of the common man against years of tyranny and oppression by the royalty. 418 more words

European History

Field Trip 2: Basilique Cathédrale de Saint-Denis

The second field trip of Art in Life was to visit the Saint-Denis Cathedral, which is the earliest example of gothic architecture. While the Notre-Dame de Paris is a more popular and well-known site, we were still able to examine the same gothic architectural elements with less crowds. 576 more words

Art In Life: Paris