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Episode 03 extras

Jan 9, 2018

As promised, some resources for learning more about the French Revolution:

Here's the French Revolutionary calendar for year III (1794-1795):

And here are a few images of the bonnet rouge, or Phrygian bonnet, the red hat that Revolutionaries wore:



The first image here shows a bonnet rouge with the Revolutionary cockade attached. 

The second image is a self portrait by the painter Anne-Louis Girodet.

The third image is of Louis XVI--certainly not a Revolutionary!--with the bonnet rouge added. There are multiple possible interpretations of such an image.