Week 26: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Spain and the French Revolution
The French Revolution that began in June 1789, sent shock waves all across Europe. Any and all European monarchies viewed the events in Paris as catastrophic with terrible consequences for all other monarchies. The execution of the King Louis XVI when it happened, seemed inconceivable to many of the world leaders. And in every single capital, the kings nad queens of Europe declared war on the new terror that was exploding in France. No nation worried more than did the monarchy in Spain. It was weak, it was poor, and it was not loved by the Spanish people. Thus the Revolution in Paris was a blow to the king of Spain and viewed as such.
Mark Williams, The Story of Spain: The Dramatic History of Europe’s Most Fascinating Country