To the Scaffold: The Life of Marie Antoinette - Chapters 24 and 25 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 24 and 25 Summary and Analysis

In 1790, Paris was still a dangerous place, full of crime and immorality. Everyone was suspicious of one another. Political clubs formed, including the Jacobins, named after the monastery where they met. Still under house arrest at the Tuileries, the king spent his days napping, reading and working at his hobbies.

The first anniversary of the invasion of the Bastille was celebrated widely across France. In Paris, a public ceremony was held with each of the notable figures in government taking an oath to support freedom and democracy. The king himself took such an oath, pledging to support the constitution that the National Assembly and he would implement. At the king's oath, the assembled crowd went wild, cheering him on enthusiastically. For the moment, he was back in good favor.

Not so for his wife, however. Plots were uncovered to...

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