History – Junior Cert
The French Royal Family were unpopular during the 1780s as King Louis XVI was a poor leader and more interested in hunting than politics. Marie-Antoinette was unpopular because she was Austrian and domineering. Louis also believed in the ‘Divine Right of Kings’ which meant that he had absolute power over soceity in France. This was known as the ancien regime. French soceity was divided into three classes – the first estate c...