Happy Bastille Day to All my French Compatriots!

Today France celebrates Bastille Day. On 14 July 1789 the people of Paris stormed the Bastille, a fortress prison that held political prisoners jailed by the Royal Government of Louis XVI. The taking of the Bastille signaled the beginning of the French Revolution and became a symbol of the collapse of the ancient regime. The … Continue reading Happy Bastille Day to All my French Compatriots!