Show Notes: The Women's March on Versailles

Tracy Wilson

The Women's March on Versailles Universal History Archive / UIG via Getty Images
The Women's March on Versailles Universal History Archive / UIG via Getty Images

Enraged by a massive food shortage and repeated incidents of waste among the royalty, in the early days of the French Revolution, Paris' women marched on Versailles.

Listener mail is a couple of postcards, from listeners Michelle and Whitney.

Episode link: The Women's March on Versailles

Holly's research:

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