Has the French Revolution ever ended?

Bastille Day celebrations mark a historical motif that has been imprinted on French society since, writes LARA MARLOWEin Paris

THE CITY bristled with rumours that morning, 220 years ago today. It was a time of economic crisis, even hunger, and the spring had been taken up with the election of deputies to the Estates General (a consultative body that had not convened for 175 years) and the drafting of lists of grievances.

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