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I Was Sure We Would Have Our Turn

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Class solidarity was never universal, as this print celebrates the victory of the peasantry over the nobility and clergy. The two defeated orders, linked together to create a horse, support the peasant who with his newly-won freedom, carries the result of a hunt--an activity not legal for commoners under the Old Regime. The peasant also proclaims, “Vive le roi [the King]. Vive la Nation.” This indicates that this was published early in the French Revolution, for by 1792, Louis XVI would no longer be popular.

“I Was Sure We Would Have Our Turn,” 1789, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.

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Bibliothèque Nationale de France

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I Was Sure We Would Have Our Turn in World History Commons,