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Marquis Bernard-Rene De Anthony

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In the early mornings of summer, 14 July 1789. A day marked by symbolism of exploitation being broken down and creation of a new symbol of peace. A group of craftsmen and salesmen, moved by anger, decided to fight back the autocratic monarchy by taking down what had symbolised King Louis XVI’s absolute and arbitrary monarchy, the Bastille prison. This Bastille had imprisoned our brothers and sisters due to how the King felt. Marquis Bernard-Rene de Launay , governor of ‘’invalides’’, had a great fear of the developing anger within the crowd of the French salesmen and craftsmen. He, therefore, allowed some of them to see their representatives inside the prison after spitting words of threat and displaying actions of anger. Marquis Bernard-Rene
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