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Louis XVI was the last king of France before the French Revolution of 1789 toppled the monarchy.
Marie Antoinette, the reviled queen of revolutionary France, was executed by guillotine on October 16, 1793. She was 37 years old.
The Reign of Terror was a a 10-month period during the French Revolution in which suspected enemies of the revolution were guillotined by the thousands.
Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military leader and emperor who conquered much of Europe in the early 1800s.
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French Revolution (PDF)
Study guide to the events leading up to the French Revolution, from the grandeur of Versailles as King Louis XVI wed Marie Antoinette through the dramatic culmination of the revolutionary period as thousands of dead were left in its wake.
Jefferson is an insightful 2-hour presentation on HISTORY which examines his many identities and asks viewers to answer for themselves: who was the real Thomas Jefferson, and what is his most lasting legacy in our world today?