National Assembly


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Literary responses Catharine Macaulay
CM 's daughter had been disturbed by the news that her mother was writing this pamphlet, fearing that the controversy around it would not be good for her health. She and her husband were both...
Occupation Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine , put on trial in London for sedition (in his absence, since he was sitting as an elected member of the French National Assembly in Paris at the time), was found guilty.
Wordsworth, Jonathan. The Bright Work Grows: Women Writers of the Romantic Age. Woodstock Books, 1997.
Haydn, Joseph. Haydn’s Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information. Vincent, BenjaminEditor , Ward, Lock, 1904.
under Trials
politics Ann Jebb
Her obituarist wrote that her zeal in the cause of civil and religious liberty was unabated by her husband's death.
Meadley, George William. “Memoir of Mrs. Jebb”. The Monthly Repository, pp. 597 - 604, 661.
In 1789 she deprecated the doctrine of hereditary right advanced by Charles James Fox
politics George Sand
Following the revolutionary activities of 1848, GS wrote propaganda for the provisional government, writing a number of pamphlets, including Lettres au peuple (Letters to the People), outlining her ideas for the republic. In...
Textual Features Sarah Pearson
The family attends the funeral of Mirabeau ;
Pearson, Susanna. The Medallion. G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794.
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they are still in France at the onset of the dreadful events of September 1793: the beginning of the Terror.
Pearson, Susanna. The Medallion. G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794.
3: 98
The medallion is...
Textual Production Sarah Gardner
SG wrote her second full-length play, The Loyal Subject (a comedy in five acts), some time after, as it says, the French launched the Vessel of Liberty.
Gardner, Sarah. Colyton MS.
This phrase may refer to the Revolution itself...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Ann Jebb
In 1789 and 1790, still in correspondence with Cartwright and also in letters to Thomas Brand Hollis , she discussed the issues involved in the Regency in Britain and the agreement between Louis XVI and...


17 June 1789
In France the Third Estate assumed the title of National Assembly , and called on deputies from other estates (the nobles and clergy) to join them.
Between 25 and 27 August 1789
In Paris, the National Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen.
2 November 1789
The French National Assembly voted to expropriate and nationalize church property.
3 November 1789
The FrenchNational Assembly ordered all parlements to remain in recess.
9 December 1789
The French National Assembly began to abolish old provinces and create new départements or regions.
13 February 1790
The FrenchNational Assembly decreed that French law would no longer recognise monastic vows.
13 April 1790
The French National Assembly , in Paris, rejected Catholicism as the national religion.
12 July 1790
The French National Assembly adopted the Civil Constitution of the Clergy.
14 July 1790
Richard Price , speaking at a Bastille Day tavern dinner, praised the French revolutionary authorities for intending to renounce war as an instrument of policy, and looked forward to a United States of the World.
March 1791
France broke off relations with the Papacy.
22 August 1791
Thousands of blacks rebelled in Hispaniola: in the French-speaking part of the island (now called Haiti while the other part is called the Dominican Republic). This (also known as Sainte-Domingue or Santo Domingo)...
30 September 1791
The FrenchNational Assembly was dissolved; next day it was replaced by the Legislative Assembly , which ran until 20 September 1792.
28 June 1793
The French National Assembly decreed various kinds of state support for poor working people, including an allowance for each child under twelve.
29 January 1871
Paris capitulated to the Prussians who had been besieging it since the previous September. Political opinion in the city was fiercely divided and food was running short.
February 1871
The French National Assembly met at Bordeaux and agreed to the terms of peace proposed by the Prussians.