Unable to reform the nation's finances, Louis XVI called the Estates-General to meet in 1789, hoping it would approve additional taxes.
For the most part, that's all that most people know about him. Like all people, he had his good points and his bad points. Other Items: Pelisse, Dolman, Sabretache, Knapsacks. Huge sums of money were spent on trivia part of uniforms like pompons, plumes, cords and so forth. For the first time American infantry had met and defeated a comparable number of British regulars in open battle. (pictures, ext.links) The uniforms of every European army can be considered as works of art on their own right.With anti-monarchy sentiment running high, the people of Paris stormed the Bastille, a royal prison, on July 14.As time passed, the royal family became increasingly concerned about events and tried to flee in June 1791.The first thing one needs to do when considering history is to actually CONSIDER history.