The Events in French History offers 121 illustrations of famous events such as the storming of the Bastile and various political and military events.

The "Accolade."

Accolade

The "Accolade."

The Battle of Agnadello.

Agnadello

The Battle of Agnadello.

Pahlen announcing to the emperor Alexander the death of Paul I.

Alexander

Pahlen announcing to the emperor Alexander the death of Paul I.

The Arabs had Decamped Silently in the Night.

Arab Decamp

The Arabs had Decamped Silently in the Night.

Arrest of the Members.

Arrest

Arrest of the Members.

Herself Drew Out the Arrow.

Arrow Withdrawl

Herself Drew Out the Arrow.

"Assassination of the Duc de Guise. From the painting by Paul Delaroche." -Rees, 1894

Assassination of the Duc de Guise

"Assassination of the Duc de Guise. From the painting by Paul Delaroche." -Rees, 1894

The Barefoots

Barefoots

The Barefoots

The storming of a medieval fortress and prison in Paris by revolutionaries, which represented royal authority.

Storming of the Bastille

The storming of a medieval fortress and prison in Paris by revolutionaries, which represented royal…

The flashpoint of the French Revolution, where the prisoners of the Bastille were released by revolutionaries.

The Storming of the Bastille

The flashpoint of the French Revolution, where the prisoners of the Bastille were released by revolutionaries.

This illustration shows the Battle of Fontenoy, fought at Fontenoy in the Austrian Netherlands on May 11, 1745, during the War of Austrian Succession.

Battle of Fontenoy

This illustration shows the Battle of Fontenoy, fought at Fontenoy in the Austrian Netherlands on May…

Bayard's Farewell.

Bayard

Bayard's Farewell.

"Bayeux Tapestry. Harold coming to anchor on the coast of Normandy." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Bayeux Tapestry

"Bayeux Tapestry. Harold coming to anchor on the coast of Normandy." — Chambers' Encyclopedia,…

"Bayeux Tapestry. The crown offered to Harold by the people." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Bayeux Tapestry

"Bayeux Tapestry. The crown offered to Harold by the people." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

"Bayeux Tapestry. Battle of Hastings." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Bayeux Tapestry

"Bayeux Tapestry. Battle of Hastings." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Crossing the Berezina.

Berezina

Crossing the Berezina.

Passage of St. Bernard.

Bernard

Passage of St. Bernard.

Big Ferre.

Big Ferre

Big Ferre.

He soon recovered himself and talked familiarly with the bishops.

Bishop

He soon recovered himself and talked familiarly with the bishops.

Bonaparte and Lord Whitworth at the Tuileries.

Bonaparte

Bonaparte and Lord Whitworth at the Tuileries.

Arrest of Georges Cadoudual.

Cadoudal

Arrest of Georges Cadoudual.

Death of Roland the Camisard.

Camisard

Death of Roland the Camisard.

Capitulation of Ulm.

Capitulation

Capitulation of Ulm.

"Well! Cardinal you wished then to break!"

Cardinal

"Well! Cardinal you wished then to break!"

The cavalry shot immediately in advance.

Cavalry

The cavalry shot immediately in advance.

Four large vessels ran aground at the mouth of the Charente.

Charente

Four large vessels ran aground at the mouth of the Charente.

Cinq-Mars and de thou going to Execution.

Cinq Mars

Cinq-Mars and de thou going to Execution.

Concini, Leonora Galigai, and Mary de Medici.

Concini

Concini, Leonora Galigai, and Mary de Medici.

The Constable made his Entry on Horseback.

Constable

The Constable made his Entry on Horseback.

A poster with facts and images of France from the Consulate to the World War.

Consulate to the World War

A poster with facts and images of France from the Consulate to the World War.

An illustration of Renee Corbeau in the presents of judges pleading for her freedom to love. Caption below illustration: "Furious through despair, and guided only by her passion, she rushed with such impetuosity through the crowd, that she got into the inner chamber before the judges were separated, and then her face bathed in tears, and all in disorder, she addressed them."

Renee Corbeau

An illustration of Renee Corbeau in the presents of judges pleading for her freedom to love. Caption…

Defeat of the Corsicans at Golo.

Corsicans

Defeat of the Corsicans at Golo.

Count Eudes re-entering Paris through the Beseigers.

Count Eudes

Count Eudes re-entering Paris through the Beseigers.

The Battle of Courtral.

Courtral

The Battle of Courtral.

Louis XV, and Damiens.

Damiens

Louis XV, and Damiens.

Death of Desaix.

Desaix

Death of Desaix.

Descartes at Amsterdam.

Descartes

Descartes at Amsterdam.

Diderot and Catherine II.

Diderot

Diderot and Catherine II.

Already Distressed.

Distressed

Already Distressed.

Ditcar the Monk Recognizing the Head of Morvan.

Ditcar

Ditcar the Monk Recognizing the Head of Morvan.

A cannon-sot sounded, and the wall fell.

Downed Wall

A cannon-sot sounded, and the wall fell.

Catholic system of dragooning the French protesants after the revocation of the edict of the Nantes, under Louis XIV. Caption under illustration: " When one party of these tormentors were weary, they were relieved by another, who practiced the same cruelties with fresh vigor."

Dragooning

Catholic system of dragooning the French protesants after the revocation of the edict of the Nantes,…

Louis XV, and Madame Dubarry.

Dubarry

Louis XV, and Madame Dubarry.

Duouesne Victorious over Ruyter.

Duouesne

Duouesne Victorious over Ruyter.

Edith discovers the body of Harold.

Edith

Edith discovers the body of Harold.

The position of England and France on the Suez Canal.

England and France at Suez Canal

The position of England and France on the Suez Canal.

The horses of the French Envov's carriage were unharnessed.

Envov

The horses of the French Envov's carriage were unharnessed.

The Execution of Brunehaut.

Execution

The Execution of Brunehaut.

Fenelon and the Duke of Burgundy.

Fenelon

Fenelon and the Duke of Burgundy.

"A contemporary cartoon representing the French people hammering to pieces with their flails all the emblems of the feudal system, including the knight's armor and sword and bishop's crosier and miter."—Webster, 1920

The Destruction of Feudalism

"A contemporary cartoon representing the French people hammering to pieces with their flails all the…

"Throw this letter into the fire."

Fire

"Throw this letter into the fire."

The Battle of Fontenoy.

Fontenoy

The Battle of Fontenoy.

The Battle of Fontenoy on May 11th, 1745.

Battle of Fontenoy

The Battle of Fontenoy on May 11th, 1745.

Battle of Fornovo.

Fornovo

Battle of Fornovo.

Louis XIV, Dismissing Fouquet.

Fouquet

Louis XIV, Dismissing Fouquet.

The Four Leaders of the First Crusade.

Four Leaders

The Four Leaders of the First Crusade.

Political Cartoon of France at War

France at War

Political Cartoon of France at War

A depiction of Benjamin Franklin in the French royal Court, where he was well-received.

Franklin in French Court

A depiction of Benjamin Franklin in the French royal Court, where he was well-received.

Benjamin Franklin in France interacting in French society.

Franklin in French Society

Benjamin Franklin in France interacting in French society.

Retreat of the French army.

French Retreat

Retreat of the French army.