During the 18th century, French Monarchs had unlimited power, and as such declared themselves as the “Representative of God,” to the people. They were engaged in a life of luxury and extravagance at the royal court of Versailles.
Louis XIV (1643-1715) of the Bourbon Dynasty, a most powerful and efficient monarch, who participated in many wars. His successor Louis XV (1715-1774) took France to war against England, which brought the country to the brink of bankruptcy.
Louis XVI (1774-1793), lived a life of luxury and extravagance, when the country’s finance was reaching near bottom. He may have been King, but his Queen; Marie Antoinette, played a major part in the affairs of the state.
The social condition of 18th century France, the French Society, consisted of three classes: Clergy – Nobles – Common People.
The Clergy was of the First Estate, subdivided into two groups; higher and lower…
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