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The attempts to establish a constitutional monarchy 1789-1792


A Level


14m 10s

Was it possible for France to make the transition to Constitutional Monarchy? How successfully did the new French state deal with the problems it faced? Reforms in Church and state; the attitudes of the King and the flight to Varennes; riots and direct action; the growth of opposition to right and left; the importance of the decision for war. Key concept: The requirements for constitutional monarchy to succeed


Professor William Doyle

Michael Wells