The Women's March on Versailles


March of insurgent women in Versailles, October 5, 1789. Photo 12 / UIG via Getty Images
March of insurgent women in Versailles, October 5, 1789. Photo 12 / UIG via Getty Images

In 1789, a group of protestors -- mostly women -- marched from Paris to Versailles to pressure King Louis XVI to address France's food shortage.

Topics in this Podcast: french revolution, women, Protests, French history, Marie Antoinette, 18th century