‘The London Gazette’ – Monday 13 July 1789 (ZJ 1/85)
A general Consternation prevailed throughout the Town. All the Shops were shut; all public and private Employments at a Stand, and scarcely a Person to be seen in the Streets, except the armed Burghers, who acted as a temporary Police for the Protection of private Property, to replace the established one, which had no longer any influence.
Burghers : an inhabitant of a town, esp. a member of the middle class; citizen.« Return to French Revolution
1. Look at Source 1. This is an extract from the London Gazette from Monday 13 July 1789.
- What evidence is there that the population of Paris were worried?
- What was wrong with the official police force?