According to the British Library, the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 occurred as a result of the anger of Parisian citizens, who saw the prison fortress as the symbol of an oppressive monarchy. The crowd also ... More »

Bastille Day celebrates the storming of the Bastille, a Parisian prison, marking the start of the French Revolution in 1789. It is also known as French National Day, or La Fete Nationale, and it is France's Independence ... More »

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The bread riots started long before the French Revolution, at least as early as 1724. However, as the century wore on, these riots grew more common. On July 14, 1789, a riot that started as a bread riot ended with the fa... More »

The Fall of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 did not start out as an important event, but by the end of the attack it became a turning point for the French Revolution because it forced the king to pay attention to the commo... More »

The initial root cause of the storming of the Bastille, and the subsequent French Revolution, was France's economy. In the late 1700s, the country was in a financial crisis, which set in motion the sequence of events tha... More »

Bastille Day celebrates the storming of the Bastille, a Parisian prison, marking the start of the French Revolution in 1789. It is also known as French National Day, or La Fete Nationale, and it is France's Independence ... More »

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The specific goal of storming the Bastille was to take its stash of gunpowder. The storming of the Bastille, however, has come to represent the revolt against the French monarchy. The storming of the Bastille is regarded... More »