French Revolution (Economic Slump (1788 (Rainy Spring (Harvest was…
This meant that farmers could not make enough money to live in comfort.
Harvest was terrible
Freak Hailstorm in July
Hard winter with bad frosts
Generally good harvest except for wine
People struggled to pay
% of wages spent on bread
Nobles wanted control
Hope to save problems
List of Grievances and Hopes
There were as many people who could vote in the first estate as the second and third combined
This meant that almost everything was in favour of the first estate.
King Louis XVI even tried to abolish them.
This made the public very cross
The king became very vulnerable
Assembly of Notables
144-147 important nobles/clergymen
Brink of Bankruptcy
Tried to enforce new taxes
Nobles didn't agree
This meant that the country would go bankrupt and this would threaten the position of the king
Created by Charles-Alexandre de calonne
King's Financial chief