October 5 1789 CE – The March on Versailles Forces the French Royal Family to Return to Paris

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October 5 1789 CE – The March on Versailles Forces the French Royal Family to Return to ParisRate this post Just three months after residents stormed the Bastille, the French Revolution gained steam on October 5, 1789 when a group of women frustrated with high food prices and rampant starvation broke marched through the streets of Paris, then turned toward the royal palace at Versailles. Joined by others filled with the spirit of rebellion, thousands ended up at the gates of the extravagant home of King Louis XVI. The absolute power of the monarchy would soon come to an end. Ironically, the seeds for the protest had been laid in […]