The Army in The French revolution in 1789

The Army A vital support of any despotic monarchy must be its armed forces, but the French army in 1789 was far from being the reliable instrument of the monarchy which it had been at the time of the great victories of Louis XIV. There were serious causes of discontents which encouraged the spread of Democratic and revolutionary ideas in the army. The most important grievances was the law of 1781 by which commissioned rank was restricted to those born into the nobility. Non commissioned rank was Read more [...]