Revolutions Keep Revolving

I made this blog for the sole purpose of reblogging artwork and documents during revolutionary periods in history. It might be a portrait of Danton from the French Revolution or mayhap a copy of a document written by a relatively unknown revolutionary from the English Revolutions. Either way, this blog will be historically focused and have a twist in the direction of revolutions. Enjoy.

cobblerofmessina:

The Insurgents Demanding Bread and the Constitution of 1793, by Auguste Raffet

cobblerofmessina:

The Insurgents Demanding Bread and the Constitution of 1793, by Auguste Raffet

(via clubdescordeliers-deactivated20)

— 2 years ago with 13 notes
#insurgents  #demand bread  #constitution  #1793  #auguste raffet  #french revolution 
20th April 1792

levieuxcordelier:

France declared war on Austria today. However, the armies of the French Republic were extremely disorganized and many soldiers deserted. The general was also killed by a band of rouge soldiers.

Perhaps the following paintings can illustrate some of the chaos.

Both illustrate scenes from various French Revolutionary wars.

— 2 years ago with 16 notes
#france  #war  #austria  #french republic  #many deserted  #chaos  #french revolution 
cobblerofmessina:

The Zenith of French Glory ~ The Pinnacle of Liberty by our darling James GillrayLet’s laugh at his ignorance and unvirtuousness

cobblerofmessina:

The Zenith of French Glory ~ The Pinnacle of Liberty by our darling James Gillray
Let’s laugh at his ignorance and unvirtuousness

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— 2 years ago with 16 notes
#french revolution  #the zenith of french glory  #the pinnacle of liberty  #james gillray  #hanging the clergy and royalty  #france  #revolutions  #the terror  #red caps 
vivelareine:

Detail: The arrest of Louis XVI and his family at Varennes, June 22 1791 (1802 engraving)

vivelareine:

Detail: The arrest of Louis XVI and his family at Varennes, June 22 1791 (1802 engraving)

— 2 years ago with 10 notes
#arrest  #louis xvi  #family  #varennes  #june 22nd  #1791  #1802 engraving 
lesparapluiesrouges:

T-PAINE/Thomas Paine.
I’m certain this joke has been made elsewhere but I don’t even care because I felt really clever for ~20 seconds.

It is really good

lesparapluiesrouges:

T-PAINE/Thomas Paine.

I’m certain this joke has been made elsewhere but I don’t even care because I felt really clever for ~20 seconds.

It is really good

(Source: misamdry)

— 2 years ago with 5 notes
#t-paine  #thomas paine  #american revolution  #totally rad 
fyeah-history:

A uniform worn by a revolutionary during the French Revolution

Awesome outfit. 

fyeah-history:

A uniform worn by a revolutionary during the French Revolution

Awesome outfit. 

— 2 years ago with 43 notes
#french revolution  #uniform  #soldier  #red caps 
vivelareine:

The last meeting of Louis XVI and his family.

This last meeting between Louis XVI and his family took place at a medieval fortress called the Temple fortress in Paris.To the left is Louis XIV’s confessor and to the right is most likely his valet. It was originally built by the Knights Templar. 

vivelareine:

The last meeting of Louis XVI and his family.

This last meeting between Louis XVI and his family took place at a medieval fortress called the Temple fortress in Paris.To the left is Louis XIV’s confessor and to the right is most likely his valet. It was originally built by the Knights Templar. 

— 2 years ago with 19 notes
#the last meeting of louis xvi and his family  #temple fortress  #medieval fortress  #knights templar  #louis xiv  #royal family  #french revolution  #execution  #french 

unhistorical:

April 19, 1775: The Battles of Lexington and Concord are fought.

The first open military conflict of the American Revolution was long in coming and resounding in impact. British troops had occupied Boston since 1768, and tensions between colonists and soldiers had been rising since then, heightened by events like the “Boston Massacre” and the Coercive Acts. Finally, General Thomas Gage, governor of Massachusetts, was ordered by his superiors to take action against growing resistance - and so, on the night of April 18, a force of British soldiers marched from Boston to Concord, where rebellious colonists were known to be stockpiling weapons.

It was that night that Paul Revere made his legendary “midnight ride” to warn colonial militias of the approach of British troops, and it was at sunrise on April 19 in Lexington that Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “shot heard ‘round the world” was fired. In terms of casualties, the battles (or more appropriately, skirmishes) at Lexington and Concord were not major, but they were momentous nevertheless. 

For the British, the battles were failures. Instead of preventing violence by seizing rebel munitions, the seven hundred troops that departed Boston had started a war - a war that few Brits were eager to fight. Of course, the battles were also ripe material for propaganda in the colonies, and the British were subsequently cast (rather unfairly) as the aggressors in this clash. 

— 2 years ago with 76 notes
#american revolution  #april 19th  #1775  #lexington  #concord  #massachusetts  #boston