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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Flight to Varennes
The Flight to Varennes (June 20-21, 1791) forms a dramatic, romantic and symbolic event in the history of the French Revolution.
The failure of the French royal family to escape abroad ultimately sealed their fate as proven non-supporters of the reforms and ultimately as convicted enemies of the French people.
Louis left behind him a declaration complaining of the treatment which he had received and revoking his assent to all measures which had been laid before him while under restraint.
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  Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for flight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In most insects flight is powered by indirect flight muscles, while trimming of the wing movement for steering and other flight adjustments is brought about by the direct flight muscles.
Varennes, Flight to (20 June 1791) The unsuccessful attempt by LOUIS XVI to escape from France and join the exiled royalists.
Flight test risk management: lessons learned from the edge of the envelope.
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 The Flight to Varennes, June 20, 1791
The Flight to Varennes served as a major journee because it showed the National Assembly as well as the French people, that Louis XVI could no longer be trusted.
What follows here is an extract from Louis' "Declaration of the King Addressed to All the French About His Flight from Paris," (June 21, 1791).
As long as the king could hope to see the kingdom's order and happiness restored by the means employed by the National Assembly and by his residence next to this Assembly in the capital city, no personal sacrifice mattered to him.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Flight to Varennes
The Flight to Varennes (June 20-21, 1791) was a significant episode in the French Revolution during which the French royal family attempted unsuccessfully to escape from the radical agitation of the Jacobins in Paris disguised as a Russian aristocratic family.
Louis's indecision on how to deal with revolutionary demands was one of the causes of the forcible transfer of the royal family from Palace of Versailles to the Tuileries in Paris on October 6 after Versailles had been attacked by an angry mob.
Due to the cumulative effect of a host of errors which in and of themselves would not have condemned the mission to failure, the royal family was recognized and stopped in the revolutionary town of Varennes, not far from its ultimate destination, the heavily fortified royalist citadel of Montmédy.
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 Flight to Varennes
An angry crowd, reasonably fearing either an invasion of France or a civil war, accused both mayor Jean-Sylvain Bailly and the marquis de Lafayette (head of the National Guard) of collusion.
The king had the bad luck to be sighted, recognised, and arrested at Varennes late on the 21st.
National Guards seized him; other troops on the scene did not oppose them; by the time Bouillé reached Varennes, the issue was decided and the royal family on their way back toward Paris under guard.
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 Flight to Varennes - Definition, explanation
An angry crowd, reasonably fearing either an invasion of France or a civil war, accused both mayor Jean-Sylvain Bailly and the marquis de Lafayette (head of the National Guard) of collusion.
The king had the bad luck to be sighted, recognised, and arrested at Varennes late on the 21st.
National Guards seized him; other troops on the scene did not oppose them; by the time Bouillé reached Varennes, the issue was decided and the royal family was on their way back toward Paris under guard.
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 Flight to Varennes - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Flight to Varennes, unsuccessful attempt at escape from revolutionary France by King Louis XVI and his family, on June 20-21, 1791.
After the flight to Varennes (when Louis XVI attempted to escape from France with his family) and the massacre of rioters at the Champ de Mars (in...
Hébert became the spokesman for the people and leader of the radical Cordeliers club, and attracted a number of followers, the Hébertistes.
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 The Village of Varennes en Argonne
Before leaving Paris Louis wrote and left behind documentation stating that he had never voluntarily agreed to any of the demands of the new government.
He discovered that they were headed for Varennes and with a friend called Guillaume managed to get there first and raised the alarm.
The bridge was barricaded off and a call went out for all local National Guardsmen to come to their aid.
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 Chapter XXIX:
The tocsin was rung, and the alarm rapidly spread in the night from Varennes, all round to the country villages, whence there came flocking on every side peasants armed with hay-forks and sticks.
At Varennes the sixty German hussars, under the command of sub-lieutenant Rohrig, who had come to escort the King until he would be met by Bouillé, and who had posted themselves in the lower town on the other side of the Aire, scarcely showed themselves.
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 La Route de Varennes
In the summer of 1791, King Louis XVI, still clinging to his crown but a near prisoner in the Tuileries, resolved to escape from France, together with his family.
His attempt failed when the royal family was detained by the muncipal Government of the town of Varennes, only a few miles from the border.
In the summer of 1856, Dumas chartered a coach, and retraced the Louis XVI's route, interviewing surviving eye-witnesses, studying the ground, and re-reading memoirs and histories.
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 How the king triggered the end of a revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Drouet chased the royal fugitives on horseback to the border town of Varennes, 15 miles from Austrian-controlled territory.
At Varennes, the king was stopped and held for questioning by town officials.
Leftists such as Maximilien Robespierre demanded the ouster of the king and began referring to the moderates as traitors and enemies of the Revolution.
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 Acton, French Revolution Part II: The Online Library of Liberty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
After Varennes, the king was practically useless in peace, and impossible in times of danger and invasion; not only because of the degradation of his capture and of his imprisonment on the throne, but because, at the moment of his flight, he had avowed his hostility to the institutions he administered.
No monarchical constitution could succeed, after Varennes; and the one of which we are speaking, the object of the memorable conflict between Mounier and Sieyès, is not identical with the one that failed.
The insult to the nation, the summoning of troops, the projected flight, as was now supposed, to the fortress of Metz, were taken to mean civil war, for the restoration of despotism.
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Consider how the Flight of Varennes was viewed by the Parisians.
Linking royalty to animals was a theme that emerged after the flight to Varennes.
Explain the significance of the Flight to Varennes to the French Revolution.
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 HistoryWiz: Flight to Varennes
The King was disguised as a steward and his son was wearing a dress.
At the border village of Varennes, he was recognized and eventually apprehended.
Crowds lined the street to jeer at him when he was returned to Paris.
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 The Baldwin Project: The Struggle for Sea Power by M. B. Synge
But, most fatal of all accidents, the king was recognised by a postmaster named Drouet, who belonged to the Revolution party.
The royal party reached Varennes at eleven o'clock that summer night to find they had been discovered.
Even now a little firmness might have saved the situation, and "French history had never come [80] under this Varennes archway to decide itself." But the moment passed.
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 E. Belfort Bax: Marat (Chap.5)
On the night of the 21st of June occurred the memorable flight of the King to Varennes; Marat had foreseen that this would be attempted, with a view, as he thought, of leaving a free passage for foreign intervention, Ami, No.434.
After the flight to Varennes, republican ideas became general with the popular party, the restoration of the monarchy, which Carlyle compares to an inverted pyramid, finding little favour, except with the Constitutionalists, desirous of retaining their places and revenues.
After this affair there was a general flight of journalists, the only one remaining being the inexorable “People’s Friend,” but he as outspoken and energetic as ever.
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 CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
However, the next day the King was recognised and arrested at Varennes (in the Meuse département) late on 21 June.
Jacques Pierre Brissot drafted a petition, insisting that in the eyes of the nation Louis XVI was deposed since his flight.
Even before his "Flight to Varennes", the Assembly members had determined to debar themselves from the legislature that would succeed them, the Legislative Assembly.
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 Amazon.com: When the King Took Flight: Books: Timothy Tackett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Louis's flight also created factionalism in the Assembly and was thus a harbinger of the Terror to come.
The Flight of the King from Paris was an event that shook the core of the revolution.
It is a sort of a preview, as once again we are told about the Flight to Varennes, as Louis XVI sought to flee a hostile Paris and move near the border where loyal troops.
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 Economic and Social Symbolism of Restaurants in 18th Century France
In numerous anti-monarchial pamphlets the King was portrayed as suffering from a "moronic and short-sighted bul emia that made him no match for the honest, abstemious, and responsible Constitutional Assembly." (Spang, 123) In particular, the night of Louis XVI's Flight to Varennes has historically been within the context of gastronomy.
(Spang, 127) However, in Varennes the entourage was stopped by the procureur, a grocer-candlemaker, Monsieur Sauce.
Whether depicting King Louis XVI's flight to Varennes or simply commenting on his neglect of the French citizens, Louis was often characterized with porcine features.
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 Charles-François Dumouriez
The death of Mirabeau, to whose fortunes he had attached himself, was a great blow to him; but, promoted to the rank of lieutenant-general and commandant of Nantes, his opportunity came after the flight to Varennes, when he attracted attention by offering to march to the assistance of the Assembly.
On the dismissal of Roland, Clavière and Servan (June 13), he took the latter's post of minister of war, but resigned it two days later on account of the king's refusal to come to terms with the Assembly, and went to join the army of Marshal Lückner.
After the émeute of August 10 and Lafayette's flight he was appointed to the command of the "Army of the Centre", and at the same moment the Coalition assumed the offensive.
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Before leaving Paris, Louis had written a letter to his enemies in the Assembly detailing his complaints about the new constitution and calling for a counterrevolution in Paris.
The King and his family were apprehended in Varennes by the National Guard.
They had been alerted to the family's whereabouts when a commoner recognized the King from his picture on an assignat (the French unit of currency at that time).
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 The French Revolution - France.com
At the Place Louis XV, the dragoons of the prince de Lambesc shot the bearer of one of the busts; a soldier was also killed.
The rebellious citizenry had acquired a trained military contingent; as word of this spread, even the foreign troops refused to fight in what looked to be a civil war with a divided military.
The King tried to flee in June 1791 to join the nobles in exile, but his flight to Varennes did not succeed.
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 French Revolution
One of the most significant decisions made by the Cordeliers Club was advocating the removal of King Louis XVI after his return from Varennes in 1791.
The group was not successful at this point, however they were able to ensure that the king continued serving as a limited monarch under the terms of the Constitution of 1791.
When the king and his family arrived in Varennes, the National Guard was there and took the king and his family back to Paris.
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 Amazon.co.uk: flight: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Flight of the Lavi: Inside a US-Israeli Crisis (Putnam's British Aircraft) by Dov Zakheim (Hardcover - 31 Jan 1997)
Flight of a Kestrel by Frances Ann Green (Paperback - 30 Sep 1997)
Flight: 100 Years of Aviation in Photographs by T.A. Heppenheimer (Hardcover - 7 Jul 2003)
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 Flight To Brussels | Your Information Authority and Flight To Brussels Reference Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 Louis XVIII of France Summary
He had emigrated in June 1791 (when his older brother Louis XVI made his abortive flight to Varennes) and had spent the next 2 decades wandering about Europe.
During the events leading up to the French Revolution, Provence initially took a moderately liberal line opposing his brother, but the increasing radicalism of the Revolution very soon alienated him.
He fled the country in 1791 at the same time as his brother's unsuccessful Flight to Varennes.
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 Flight to Varennes
When the carriage left at 7:00 P.M., Drouet and a friend took off across the large expanse of the country to a village in Lorraine called Varennes.
The royal family stopped at 11:00 P.M. to wait for the cavalry escort, but because of the king's long lunches, they were three hours late.
The calvary had given up and headed to Varennes for the night.
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