What Is Timothy Tackett's Theory In When The King Took Flight

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On a late night in June of 1791, King Louis XVI and his family absconded out of Paris when the sky was black and full of horror. The King’s plan was to abort from the French Revolution and its brutality, as well as reunite with the foreign assistance to restore authority over France. Timothy Tackett supports his theory in When the King Took Flight by explaining how King Louis XVI predetermined his own future by the actions he took. When the royal family encountered the people of Varennes, the escaped plan was corrupted. This forced the king and his family to be restrained until the authorities arrived to escort them back to Paris.
Louis’ effort to escape “denounced the Revolution at every opportunity in secret messages.” The people of France …show more content…

Due to being very indecisive, his poor choices later catch up to him when he is recognized and discovered by Jean-Baptiste Sauce in Varennes. Once the king and the royal family return to Paris, the people felt the king was mislead by his counsel. A great number of people believed that their beloved king was kidnapped, until the letter was found in the palace. The people of France then began to change their opinions about the king. He went from being a misguided king to “simply Louis the False.” In the letter, King Louis XVI stated he did not believe in the oath he swore upon and left the people to starve. The oath that the deceitful king took was formed by the National Assembly that took over two years to come to an …show more content…

The political groups start to recruit many citizens, in fear of their nation’s future, to stand for a Republican government and eliminate the monarchy. The citizens that were very underprivileged and did not obtain the right to vote became engrossed in the political protests. The Cordeliers club offered an opportunity to the lower class men and women to join and become involved. When the first written constitution supported the young voices in the Assembly, this created a constitutional monarchy which granted the king power to veto and assign ministers. The leaders of the radicals Maximilien de Robespierre and Georges Danton became very furious with the agreement; in which they began to influence a more republican form of the government to the popular support. The Cordeliers club called for a trial against the king in hope for “the creation of a regency government.” The radicals began to question why a dishonest man that everyone hates is allowed to run the government. Robespierre came to a conclusion that the king needs to be criticised through a “regular court system” or “the calling of a national convention” to be able to stop the Revolution. The Jacobins was formed by previous members of the National Assembly, and they desired a strong government that could control war conflicts and economic turmoil. They wanted to mandate the “poorer citizens from

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