Storming of the Bastille

Storming of the Bastille.

Though concerned about the recent breakdown of royal power, Parisians grew panicked as rumours of an impending military coup began to circulate.

The peasants, bourgeoisieThe middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes.., workers, and commoners began to prepare for a popular uprising. On July 14, 1789, the crowd moved to the Bastille to look for weapons, fear being attacked by royal regiments.

A vast armed crowd attacks the Bastille, which holds only seven prisoners but had an ample supply of gunpowder, which the group wants.

The people stormed the Bastille and captured its fortress to secure gunpowder and hoping to seize weapons. Several officials were ordered, including the governor of the Bastille and the mayor of Paris.

This event begins the French revolution; this day is celebrated in France as a national holiday.

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