The Nobility in The French Revolution in (1789) | The Socialist Party of Great Britain

A striking feature of French society before the Revolution was the absence of any real unity among the wealthy and privileged. The bourgeoisie envied and detested the nobility, which in its turn was seriously divided against itself. There were three main division of the nobility. The great Nobility, the Lesser Nobility and the nobility of the robe. French The great Nobility comprised about 1000 families who owned the largest and the wealthiest landed estates in France. They had been accorded Read more [...]