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Marriage and RevolutionMonsieur and Madame Roland$
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Siân Reynolds

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199560424

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.001.0001

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June–August 1792

June–August 1792

Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire

(p.180) 19 June–August 1792
Marriage and Revolution

Siân Reynolds

Oxford University Press

When the king delays approval for two decrees, against non-juring priests and for a provincial force in the capital, Roland addresses him a protest letter, partly or wholly written by his wife. The long letter is quoted and analysed. Louis dismisses the ‘Brissotin’ ministers, and the government falls. Back in private life, the Rolands witness the violent aftermath: the invasion of the Tuileries on 20 June – a stand-off with the king; and the revolutionary journée of 10 August, when Louis is effectively deposed. The Brissotin ministers, including Roland, are immediately recalled, plus Danton at Justice, but in dangerous circumstances. Invasion fears are rife.

Keywords:   decrees, Louis XVI, letter, dismissal, journée, 20 June, 10 August, Tuileries, deposition, Brissotin, Danton, invasion

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