The main symbols of the Republic share the same revolutionary origins. The national motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity", the national day on 14 July, ...

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King Philip II Augustus of France (21 August 1165 – 14 July 1223) One of the most successful medieval French monarchs, Philip went on the Third Crusade (1189–1192) with Richard (lionheart) I of England and the Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick I Barbarossa.

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Bestorming van de staatsgevangenis de Bastille http://maaikezijm.com/2014/06/14/franse-revolutie-2/

The Duke Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry in Harrogate, July, 2014 #TourdeFrance

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The Fête de la Fédération, 14 July 1790, was a huge feast & official event to celebrate the establishment of the short-lived constitutional monarchy in France & what people of the time considered to be the happy conclusion of the French Revolution, the outcome hoped for by the monarchiens. Shown here La Fayette takes oath at the Fête, 14 July 1790. Talleyrand, then Bishop of Autun can be seen on the right. The standing child is the son of La Fayette, the young Georges Washington de La…

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The main symbols of the Republic share the same revolutionary origins. The national motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity", the national day on 14 July, ...

French lovers rejoyce. You may not have the budget to spend the 14th of July in Paris but hey, the Borough Market is bringing the Bastille day atmosphere to you. A lovely market, swinging music, pétanque and even a guillotine (only for watermelons). How about enjoying an apéro with friends there in Sunday, pretend you want to start a revolution and shout "Vive la France!"? More info: http://www.bastillefestival.co.uk/whats-on-market-environs/

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