The Events in French History offers 124 illustrations of famous events such as the storming of the Bastile and various political and military events.

Retreat of the French army.

French Retreat

Retreat of the French army.

God willeth it!

God says so

God willeth it!

The treacherous guests. "In the month of June, 1818, a pedler and his wife presented themselves at nightfall at the door of little farmhouse near the village of Brie, in france, and requested of the farmer permission to sleep there." While staying there the husband murdered a child.

The Treacherous Guest

The treacherous guests. "In the month of June, 1818, a pedler and his wife presented themselves at nightfall…

John Guiton's Oath.

Guiton

John Guiton's Oath.

Henry, Duke of Montmorency at Castelnaudary.

Henry

Henry, Duke of Montmorency at Castelnaudary.

Insurrection in favour of the commune at Cambral.

Insurrection

Insurrection in favour of the commune at Cambral.

Into the River!

Into River

Into the River!

The Iron Mask.

Iron Mask

The Iron Mask.

An Exploit of John Bart's.

John Bart

An Exploit of John Bart's.

Who made thee King?

King

Who made thee King?

Marshal Lannes directing the assault.

Lannes

Marshal Lannes directing the assault.

Farewell of Marshal Lannes to Napoleon.

Lannes

Farewell of Marshal Lannes to Napoleon.

Lepoussin and Claude Lorrain.

Lorrain

Lepoussin and Claude Lorrain.

Louis XI and Burgesses Waiting for News.

Louis XI

Louis XI and Burgesses Waiting for News.

Louis XIII and Albert de Luynes.

Louis XIII

Louis XIII and Albert de Luynes.

The Death-Bed of Louis XIV.

Louis XIV

The Death-Bed of Louis XIV.

Louis XV, and the Ambassador of Holland.

Louis XV

Louis XV, and the Ambassador of Holland.

A portait of the execution of Louis XVI by guillotine.

Execution of Louis XVI

A portait of the execution of Louis XVI by guillotine.

The Great Mademoiselle.

Mademoiselle

The Great Mademoiselle.

The Hanging of Marigny.

Marigny Hanging

The Hanging of Marigny.

Murder of Marshal D'ancre.

Marshal Dancre

Murder of Marshal D'ancre.

The Murder of the Marshals.

Marshal Murder

The Murder of the Marshals.

Death of Mazarin.

Mazarin

Death of Mazarin.

A poster with facts and images of France during the Middle Ages.

Middle Ages

A poster with facts and images of France during the Middle Ages.

Mirabeau and Dreux-Breze.

Mirabeau

Mirabeau and Dreux-Breze.

This image shows the death of Louis-Joseph de Montcalm. Montcalm was the commander of the French forces in North America during the Seven Years' War. He is most remembered for his role in the Fall of Quebec, and remains a controversial figure.

Montcalm

This image shows the death of Louis-Joseph de Montcalm. Montcalm was the commander of the French forces…

The Montgolfier Balloon.

Montgolfier

The Montgolfier Balloon.

Expedition of Montserrat. In 1782, during the American Revolutionary War, France briefly captured Montserrat after supporting the American rebels. The French returned the island to Great Britain under the 1783 Treaty of Paris

Montserrat

Expedition of Montserrat. In 1782, during the American Revolutionary War, France briefly captured Montserrat…

Second departure from Moscow.

Moscow

Second departure from Moscow.

Retreat from Moscow.

Moscow

Retreat from Moscow.

Mounted Gauls

Mounted Gauls

Mounted Gauls

Revocation of the Edict of Nantes.

Nantes

Revocation of the Edict of Nantes.

Napoleon instituting the house of the legion of honour at Ecouen.

Napoleon

Napoleon instituting the house of the legion of honour at Ecouen.

Napoleon and the young Cossack.

Napoleon

Napoleon and the young Cossack.

Napoleon embarking on the "Bellerophon."

Napoleon Embarking on the Bellerophon

Napoleon embarking on the "Bellerophon."

"Not made on the spot but probably presenting approximately the king of equipage in which Napoleon traveled. He was accompanied by five other persons only."—Hazen, 1917

Napoleon Returning to France

"Not made on the spot but probably presenting approximately the king of equipage in which Napoleon traveled.…

The Attempt of the Rue St. Nicaise.

Nicaise

The Attempt of the Rue St. Nicaise.

It was in the middle of the Nieman that the two emperors met.

Nieman

It was in the middle of the Nieman that the two emperors met.

Moriamur Pro Rege Nostro!

Nostro

Moriamur Pro Rege Nostro!

The French officers were not a little surprised to see them get into their carraiges.

Officers

The French officers were not a little surprised to see them get into their carraiges.

"Peter, a hermit of Picardy, on his return from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, represented the condition of the city. This hermit, of hideous figure, covered with rags, walking barefooted, speaking as a prophet, and hearkened to as such, inspired the people everywhere with an enthusiasm similar to his own." — Goodrich, 1844

Peter the Hermit and followers

"Peter, a hermit of Picardy, on his return from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, represented the condition…

Queen Philippa at the Feet of the King.

Philippa

Queen Philippa at the Feet of the King.

Death of Plelo.

Plelo

Death of Plelo.

Lally at Pondicherry.

Pondicherry

Lally at Pondicherry.

Session of a Revolutionary Committee during the French Revolution.

Revolutionary Committee

Session of a Revolutionary Committee during the French Revolution.

Taking of Saragossa.

Saragossa

Taking of Saragossa.

Members of the Assembly gathered together on the night of August 4th, 1789, and drew up the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen, which was a key document of the French Revolution.

The Session of August 4

Members of the Assembly gathered together on the night of August 4th, 1789, and drew up the Declaration…

The battle lasted two days.

Ship Battle

The battle lasted two days.

Detail from a larger engraving of the siege of Boulogne in 1544 during the campaigns of Henry VIII in France. The detail has a banner in the upper left corner that reads "Highe Bovilloigne" and another that labels one encampment, "The Duke of Al Berkinnys Campe". The detail is from the center of the larger image. Boulogne is at the top of the illustration and their are plumes of smoke and evidence of explosions. The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Boulogneis damaged. Canons are set up as trenches are dug outside the city. There are archers and men with rifles attacking. Several soldiers with spears breach one area of the city. A man is being hung. In the foreground, troops on horseback with spears and flags cluster near an encampment of tents.

Siege of Boulogne by King Henry VIII, Detail of Cowdray Engraving

Detail from a larger engraving of the siege of Boulogne in 1544 during the campaigns of Henry VIII in…

The English and French crowded on the two banks.

Soldiers

The English and French crowded on the two banks.

Battle of St. Vincent.

St Vincent

Battle of St. Vincent.

Vercingetorix Surrenders to Caesar.

Surrendering

Vercingetorix Surrenders to Caesar.

A long embroidered cloth which depicts scenes commemorating the Battle of Hastings in 1066, with writing in Latin.

Bayeux Tapestry

A long embroidered cloth which depicts scenes commemorating the Battle of Hastings in 1066, with writing…

An aerial view of the siege of Château Gaillard, also called the Saucy Castle. Construction of the castle was begun by Richard the Lionheart in 1196. The castle was besieged by the French who are pictured encamped  to the south of the castle with a siege tower and two catapults. The fortified town of Petit-Andely is pictured to the north in the background. The River Seine runs to the west.

The Siege of Château Gaillard, the Saucy Castle of Richard the Lionheart - Aerial View

An aerial view of the siege of Château Gaillard, also called the Saucy Castle. Construction of the…

Thrust Him Away, or Thou Diest in His Stead.

Thrust Away

Thrust Him Away, or Thou Diest in His Stead.

Battle of Trafalgar.

Trafalgar

Battle of Trafalgar.

Death of Turenne.

Turenne

Death of Turenne.

Turgot's Dismissal.

Turgot

Turgot's Dismissal.

French Campaign in the Tyrol.Caption below illustration: "Thousands of my Comrades in arms were crushed, buried and overwhelmed by an incredible heap of broken rocks, stones, and trees, hurled down upon us from the top of the mountains."

French Campaign in the Tyrol

French Campaign in the Tyrol. Caption below illustration: "Thousands of my Comrades in arms were crushed,…

Van Artevelde at his door.

Van Artevelde

Van Artevelde at his door.