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The King and the Revolution. King Louis XVI. What sort of man was Louis XVI?. Came to the throne in 1774 Absolute monarch Believed his power had been given to him by God He was a “family man” Dominated by his wife Marie-Antoinette

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What sort of man was louis xvi
What sort of man was Louis XVI?

  • Came to the throne in 1774

  • Absolute monarch

  • Believed his power had been given to him by God

  • He was a “family man”

  • Dominated by his wife Marie-Antoinette

    • She was subject to rumors about expensive clothes and over spending

    • Also about how she interfered with with Louis’s attempts to govern the country


How did louis respond to the events of 1789 91
How did Louis respond to the events of 1789-91?

  • Louis did not know what he should do

  • He was captured by a mob, but refused to use force on them

  • Claimed to play the role of a ‘constitutional monarchy’

  • Between 1789-91 signed decrees from the Assembly so they became law

  • Singed an oath of loyalty when the constitution was proclaimed


Newspaper article
Newspaper article

  • You are going to write a newspaper article report for ‘Le News on Louis’s attempted escape

  • You will need:

    • A headline

    • A picture

    • As many details of the event that you can find