The Triumph of the Third Estate

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Triumph of the Third Estate


The tables were turned. The French Revolution had given the first and second estates less power than the third estate. The peasant now rides on the backs of the clergy and nobility, instead of supporting them. He carries the results of a hunt, which was forbidden in the old regime, and says vive le roi (the king) and vive la nation.

Part of Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité: The French Revolution Exhibit

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