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Posted by Tory Historian Tuesday, July 14, 2009 ,

July 14, 1789 Paris

Of course, the actual storming was not the glorious event it is usually portrayed and the Bastille was not really important. In fact, the decision to close the prison down had already been taken. Keeping all that going for seven prisoners (no, not the Marquis de Sade, as he had been transferred about 10 days previously) seemed shockingly extravagant. But it was an important event in a sequence of events to which we can attribute much of the modern world, good and


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