Napoleon rapidly rose through the ranks of the military during the French Revolution. After seizing political power in France in a 1799 coup d'état, he crowned himself emperor in 1804.
A meeting of the Estates, to discuss raising money by creating taxes.
The members of the third Estate met in an indoor tennis court and swore an oath.
The medieval fortress, armory, and political prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the centre of Paris.
A time when authorities could arrest anyone that seemed like a supporter of tyrany.
Napoleon surrendered and ended his reign.
the Congress of Vienna was a meeting of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Klemens von Metternich