THE WOMEN OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
The French Revolution was not just all about men. Anne-Josèphe Théroigne de Méricourt, Olympe de Gouges, Charlotte Corday or Mrs. Tallien, Roland or de Staël took an active part in the events that set France ablaze in 1789.
Noble, socialites, bourgeois, commoners, French or foreigners, in the shadows or the light, they used their power, pen, even the dagger to assert their rights and their often innovative ideas.