National Convention


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Family and Intimate relationships Eliza Fenwick
EF 's husband, John Fenwick , visited Paris with secret overtures from English radicals to the National Convention .
Grundy, Isobel, and Eliza Fenwick. “Introduction and Appendices”. Secresy, 2ndnd ed, Broadview, 1998, pp. 7 - 34, 361.
Textual Production Mary Wollstonecraft
MW worked at a paper for the Education Committee of the French Convention .
Tomalin, Claire. The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft. Penguin, 1992.


11 August 1792
The French Legislative Assembly voted to establish a National Convention elected by universal manhood suffrage.
21-22 September 1792
The French National Convention proclaimed that the monarchy was abolished and that France was now a Republic.
11 December 1792
Louis XVI went on trial before the National Convention in Paris.
15 December 1792
The French National Convention approved instituting revolutionary policies in all occupied territories.
21 January 1793
Louis XVI was executed by guillotine in Paris after trial by the French National Convention .
April 1793
The Committee of Public Safety was set up in Paris to guide the National Convention .
23 August 1793
The French National Convention ordered a general mobilization, a levée en masse, of the male population.
26 August 1793
The Revolutionary Republican Women read a petition to the French National Convention .
5 September 1793
The Reign of Terror began in earnest in Paris with Billaud-Varenne declaring in the National Convention that terror would be the order of the day.
30 October 1793
The French National Convention prohibited women's clubs and societies.
4 February 1794
Slavery was abolished throughout France and its colonies. From this year until 1804 (two years after Napoleon re-instituted slavery under French jurisdiction), the struggle for abolition virtually lapsed in England.
21 February 1795
The French National Convention decreed the separation of Church and State.
24 May 1795
Four days after banning women from its public galleries, the French National Convention prohibited them from attending any political meeting or gathering in groups in the street.
26 October 1795
The French National Convention was closed down.
6 September 1839
The National Convention of Chartists was dissolved.