France 1814-48. The Restoration. The Restored Bourbons. Character of Louis XVIII – what kind of man was he? Good choice as King? The ‘100 Days’ What problems do you think he will face? What solutions can you offer him?. Louis XVIII. 59 years old, fat & walked with difficulty
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: Return of privileges and wealth
: Not necessarily a return to pre-1789
: Revenge for suffering in the Revolution
: Wished for an end to warfare and economic dislocation
: Return of landowners might lead to loss of land and freedoms
: Restoration of Church?
: Loss of status and political power
2nd Treaty of
What impact did the
100 Days have?
The White Terror
1st Treaty of
lenient & seen
By 2nd Treaty
France had to
& suffer army
Would this make
life easier or
for the new
King & his
White Terror followed
‘La Chambre Introuvable”
:chance for counter-
Dynasty seemed very secure
Treatment of the
Strong position in 1824?
Polarisation of politics – loss of middle ground
Charles calls fresh elections 1827
Villele unpopular – Charles facing opposition from L & R