Wow This is hands down one of the most fascinating books I have read in quite some time The book is really about the French Revolution so than Robespierre Man, that period of time was insane Considering how soon after the American Revolution with the aid of the French occurred that the French Revolution occurred, I had no idea how drastically different they were This history is beyond fascinating and engrossing and just completely insane A must read A Wicked History series provides a quick yet nice overview of the featured leader, in this case Maximilien Robespierre whose Rein of Terror caused many heads to role These books are perfect for any middle high school classroom or library and are guaranteed to make history exciting for students Robespierre Master Of The Guillotine Description Series Was Robespierre A Bloodthirsty Tyrant Or A Misunderstood Man Of Virtue Follow The French Revolution S Most Notorious Leader From His Incorruptible Beginnings To His End On The Guillotine Robespierre Master Of The Guillotine By John Robespierre Was Born In A Small Town Called Arras Robespierre Got His First Job As A Lawyer Then He Went To Paris During That Time France Was In The Middle Of A Revolution Robespierre Stated To Help Them After Executing The King He Gained Power Then Later After Pushing Many People To Be Executed The French Decided That It Was Robespierre TurnRobespierre Master Of The Guillotine JohnNot Retrouvez Robespierre Master Of The Guillotine Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D Occasion Maximilien Robespierre Great Man Or Master Of Robespierre May Have Been A Brilliant Lawyer With Good Intentions In The Beginning, But His Power Over Others Turned Him Into A Vile Dictator, Which Eventually Led To His Downfall Accordingly, The Behavior Of An Adult Is Influenced By Their Childhood Robespierre Master Of The Guillotine Book, Robespierre Master Of The Guillotine John DiConsiglio A Biography Of The Controversial Leader Of The French Revolution Who, In The Name Of Democracy, Supported The Reign Of Terror Which Sent Thousands Of People To The Guillotine Maximilien Robespierre, Master Of The Terror Robespierre Encouraged The Provincial Club Members To Make Their Voices Heard As Much As Possible In The Assembly By Shouting The Loudest, They Appeared To Be The MajorityRobespierre S Rise In The Jacobins Also Increased His Visibility And Popularity With The General Public, With Whom He Constantly Identified Himself The JacobinsMaximilien Robespierre Master Of The Guillotine By Facts About Maximilien He Created The Guillotine He Defended People He Served As A Judge He Caused War Against Great Britian He Created A Revolutionary Tribunal He Was A Lawyer How He Made A Diference In The World This Man Did Not Make A Diference In This World Because All Robespierre And The Terror History Today Robespierre Is Still Considered Beyond The Pale Only One Rather Shabby Metro Station In A Poorer Suburb Of Paris Bears His Name Although Robespierre, Like Most Of The Revolutionaries, Was A Bourgeois, He Identified With The Cause Of The Urban Workers, The Sans Culottes As They Came To Be Known, And Became A Spokesman For Them Maximilien Robespierre Wikipedia In Arras Itself, Robespierre S Memory No Longer Arouses The Discord It Did Inwhen A Bust Of Robespierre Presented To The Town Had To Be Locked In A Basement Today There Is A Lyce Robespierre Fromand A Small Museum In His Honour Robespierre Overthrown In France HISTORY Maximilien Robespierre, The Architect Of The French Revolution S Reign Of Terror, Is Overthrown And Arrested By The National Convention As The Leading Member Of The Committee Of Public Safety Friday, February 6, 2015In the mid eighteenth century, there were three classes, yet two were wealthy and powerful Each class was had an estate Primarily, there was the First Estate was the clergy, which consisted of the French Catholic Church Worshipers gave the clergy a massive amount of money and in addition to that, priests charged to pray for the poor DiConsiglio 20 Further, the Second Estate was the one of nobles Nobles were people who were born into an upper class family Nobles had positions such as in the church, the government, and the army, which were one of the highest positions Moreover, since nobles owned an excessive amount of land, they collected taxes from the rents of farmer or commonly known as peasants who worked on their property All in all, both the clergy and the nobles were the highest classes where they were superior from the Third Estate.The Third Estate lived in complete unfairness Initially, members of the Third Estate would easily be arrested for minor offensive acts For instance, nobles could easily get secret arrest warrants for nearly anyone who annoyed them DiConsiglio 22 If they were accused for a crime the chances for the trail to go out fairly were extremely low Secondly, being in prison for the Third Estate was one of the most dangerous places As a matter of fact, in the prison Bastille that is located in Paris, torturing was common The food was extremely horrible and medical care was bad It became so common that it was famous for the Third Estate To conclude, the Third Estate were treated badly with unfair trails even with minor offenses and were treated badly in prisons especially in the prison of Bastille.At the top of the class system was the king who owned a large palace called Versailles It was located outside of Paris First, the palace was practically like a city Precisely, it was nearly thirty seven thousand acres of land DiConsiglio 23 This was all cleared to become terraces and gardens Secondly, the house could hold five thousand people and the let a lone the courtyard, which had one thousand four hundred fountains and four hundred sculptures In conclusion, the king s castle was extremely large and beautiful showing the dominance of the wealthy during the eighteenth century.Jaqueline s death caused trouble for Robespierre s father Jaqueline was the wife of Robespierre s father Jaqueline had several other children after Maximilien including Charlotte, Henriette, and Augustin Jaqueline, who was twenty nine, had another child, which miserably caused her death Maximilien s father started drinking, borrowing money, and stayed out all night DiConsiglio 25 Secondly, he stopped practicing law and even disappeared for weeks In the end, Robespierre father disappeared for good, but it crushed Maximilien who changed and became serious and hardworking.Friday, February 13, 2015The people of France started to defy the king Primarily, the Third Estate endeavored equality and therefore did numerous revolts Hungry crowds continuously revolted in the streets of Paris To add, even the royal troops refused to report for duty The troop s confidence decreased Moreover, the crowd kept on attacking cities They burned guardhouses, raided a monastery to steal grain, and destroyed walls Secondly, the nobles and clergymen commenced to join the National Assembly to debate matters After the troops refused to carry their duties, there were forty eight supplementary nobles that joined the National Assembly DiConsiglio 41 All in all, the French revolution was instigating.On July fourteen, an angry mob departed to Bastille for weapons Bastille was a cruel prison where several individuals from the Third Estate were detained It became tremendously common for people from the Third Estate to be imprisoned there that it became well known in this estate Initially, the angry mob was searching for gunpowder There were hundreds of people attacking the fortress DiConsiglio 42 Further, when they arrived to the last bridge, they were facing the leader of the prison, Marquis de Launay The angry mob wanted Marquis to lower the bridge, yet he confronted them He threatened that he had twenty thousand pounds of gunpowder and was willing to blow up all Bastille including the citizens within it At last, he surrendered and the angry mob killed him They stabbed him numerous times and left his head in public for twenty four hours To conclude, Bastille was destroyed and the power of the citizens augmented.By August, the crowd was getting out of control As a result, the National Assembly decided to act In twenty four hours, they passed several rights to the poor This included that the church could no longer acquire money from their worshippers In addition to that, landlords didn t have any authority over the peasants who worked on their lands and nobles would pay the same taxes as common people Moreover, criminals now would be punished equally, whether they were rich or poor DiConsiglio 52 Secondly, there was the creation of the Declaration of Rights of Man and of the Citizen This meant that the government could not favor the rich over the poor In other words, they would be responsible for their citizens and that the government would protect everyone s rights, which included liberty, full citizenship, and equality In conclusion, everyone was equal whether the person was poor or rich.By September, the power of the king became questionable Initially, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and their children tried to flee from France and into the border of France where Austria troops of Austria were waiting The emperor of Austria, Leopold II, was the brother of Marie Antoinette The royal family was living in the Tuileries Palace, which was old and most importantly they feared for their safety When they were fleeing, a merchant recognized Louis from his face on a coin DiConsiglio 67 Two days later, they were sent back to the horrible Tuileries Palace where the people watched over the royal family much carefully As a result from the actions of Louis XVI, the National Assembly forgave him, yet they decreased the king s power significantly For instance, there was a permanent legislature called the Legislative Assembly It was responsible for creating laws The king, like the president, would test the laws He could veto or in other words cancel the laws for five years, yet interference with the legislature s work was not within the king s power In the end, the king wasn t considered a king any, but had the title of the First Functionary of the State Friday, February 20, 2015The king angered the people of France excessively Austria had gone with war against France because they wanted to save the royal family of France In July, Prussia also decided to join the war creating an extremely hard war for France to fight since they were also going through a revolution First, the Legislative Assembly had to make a decision They ordered new fresh soldiers to help protect Paris The king threatened to veto the order as he was normally in charge of the military operations As a result, twenty thousand angry people formed near the where the royal family lived They had to fight the guards from Switzerland and other loyal troops One hundred protesters were dead, yet they successfully killed the Swiss soldiers and celebrated For this, the king s power was officially taken away DiConsiglio 75 In addition to that the royal family was held in prison All in all, the king was viewed as a traitor and therefore was penalized for his doings.The punishment of the king did little to improve the daily lives Primarily, there were still attacks from foreign countries As the author stated, Prussian troops invaded France on August nineteen, one thousand seven hundred ninety two and moved toward Paris DiConsiglio 77 Secondly, there were still inner problems For instance hunger and poverty were still a great problem throughout the country To conclude, acts against the king didn t adjust much to the community.Sans culottes wanted several changes during the revolution The sans culottes had great power in the revolution They wanted the wealthier leaders of the revolution to make fundamental modifications Primarily, they wanted to modify prices of food As the author said, They wanted a limit set on the price of bread and other food DiConsiglio 78 Secondly, they wanted the National Convention to write a new constitution The people would elect the members In addition, all males would vote In the end, the Legislative Assembly supported the economic demands, yet conflicted their second proposition.Danton suggested to create the Revolutionary Tribunal This happened because Robespierre and the other members of the National Convention were worried that they were losing control of the revolution Initially, the Revolutionary Tribunal would be similar to a judge There would be twelve members that form a kind of court DiConsiglio 97 Secondly, they would have the power to punish people For instance, they could arrest people for treason The consequences would include death In conclusion, the members of the National Convention hoped that Danton s plan would bring peace to France.Friday, March 6, 2015By November one thousand seven hundred ninety two, the Convention needed to find a solution for the king The Convention didn t know what to do with the king Initially, he was the reason behind the constant attacks from Prussia and Austria The members of the Convention argued that if the king stayed alive then his allies would be tempted to free him DiConsiglio 84 Secondly, there were others that stated how he acted during the revolution The members argued that Louis XVI committed treason since he was against the revolution and in addition to that, he tried to prevent it Louis only accepted new laws by pressure and told his foreign allies to help annihilate the revolution All in all, the Convention decided that the king would be executed in the guillotine.France was beginning to slide towards chaos Initially, France became an unsafe place Inside France there were enemies everywhere and it was hard for French troops to stop the royalist revolts because there were still some people who were loyal to the king Secondly, the execution of Louis XVI angered Great Britain The prime minister of Great Britain called it, The foulest deed in the history of the world DiConsiglio 96 Therefore, Great Britain declared war on France too To conclude, France needed to fight off Austria, Prussia, Great Britain, and stop royalist revolts.People were accused of treason easily Primarily, the guillotine wasn t just limited for the nobles and the clergy For instance, people who were accused of hoarding food went on trial DiConsiglio 105 Further, farmers who declined to give grain to the poor were accused of treason Secondly, even the political enemies of Robespierre were executed The Girodins, who thought that Robespierre had too much power, had twenty one of them with their heads cut off In conclusion, Robespierre was at the peak of his power, so he basically could name anyone for treason with a simple minor act.Danton started to get sick of seeing so many people die in the guillotine Danton was a close friend to Robespierre since they shared similar thoughts on how the revolution should shape France into First, there weren t several threats to the revolution Danton, who proposed the Revolutionary Tribunal, succeeded to bring peace and lowered the threats on the revolution Secondly, Robespierre continuously executed innocent citizens Danton stated, Royalists and conspirators I can understand, but what about those who are innocent DiConsiglio 106 In the end, Robespierre became blind of what he was doing to the citizens of France. I was really excited to augment my spare knowledge of this notorious frenchman, and was rewarded, many fold, with this little book Part of the Wicked History series published by Scholastic, this slim volume both informs and delights A man may have any number of noble ends in mind, but is still always, always, we can only hope, brought down when he imagines that he is the only one with answers The horrific reign of ineffectual and unfeeling kings of France gets overthrown in the wake of America s rebellion, but the mob is not satisfied, thank goodness, with the tyrant that replaces them Robespierre tries too hard to use the common man, once again, to justify his own ends They end him, eventually Vive la France The most interesting part of this book was not about the featured bad guy, but about the royalty, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette All the history books I d read previously painted them as horrible, terrible people who were cruel including the textbooks I read in school This book was a bit sympathetic to them, saying instad that they weren t bad, just kinda stupid I feel like the rest of the book was somewhat weak, especially concerning Robespierre s turn from all for the people to kill them all if they don t agree I think the author should have explored that in depth, rather than saying at the end that historians don t agree about his reasons.Other than that, it was an okay book If I were to use it for a project, I d definitely give it to a group of gifted kids so they could analyze what he did and come to their own conclusions about his wickedness 3 5 on here, 7 10 for myself I ve never studied the French Revolution in any sort of detail, so most of this information was new to me This was a short 121 small pages, splattered with pictures biography of Maximilien Robespierre s short and bloody life As someone who has always been interested in history, this book was fascinating I also appreciated the physical design of the book size small, font large, pictures yes.For kids studying the American Revolution, this might be an interesting topic to take a look at and compare and contrast And any middle schooler interested in anything violent or bloody should get something out of this There s also something here for anyone who has trouble with authority.Political unrest Terrorism Violence. Author John DiConsigloGenre biographylength 128 pgs Robespierre was born in a small town called Arras Robespierre got his first job as a lawyer Then he went to Paris during that time France was in the middle of a revolution Robespierre stated to help them After executing the king he gained power Then later after pushing many people to be executed the French decided that it was Robespierre turn.I give this book 3 stars Because it is interesting I never knew what it was like back then Also I like this wicked history Threy are very informative These are the resins I give this book 3 stars. I m currently working on a book that takes place after the French Revolution, so this was an interesting read to learn about Robespierre and his politics in a very simple, easy to understand manner The Wicked History series are really well formatted with short, engaging chapters and lots of visuals This really felt like a brief history of the Revolution than a biography of Robespierre himself, but it is important to understand the dynamics of the revolution in order to see how Robespierre changed I m not sure how many middle school kids learn about the French Revolution, but from what I ve heard, this is a popular series and Robespierre is an important figure to learn about. A quick and dirty overview of the French Revolution and Robespierre s insane role in it The Wicked History series is great fun to read Their books are a manageable length, most weighing in at just over 100 pages, which is often the required length for biography reading assignments in school The writing is snappy and fresh This volume provides very helpful end matter including a timeline, glossary, index and a list of books and web sites for further study And the covers are enormously appealing, because we all know that people DO judge books by their covers.
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