(a) French Society During the Late Eighteenth Century

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1. What was the French society during the late 18th century?
The 18th-century French society was divided into three estates. The first estate consisted of the clergy. The second estate comprised the nobility while the third estate, which formed about 97% of the population, consisted of the merchants, officials, peasants, artisans and servants.
2, What was the condition of French society during the 18th century?
In the late eighteenth century, French society was divided into three classes. These are 1. The First Estate (The Clergy): This Estate consisted of Archbishops, Bishops and Abbots who governed the Church of France
3. How was French society divided in the 18th century?
During the eighteenth century, the French Society was divided into three groups. These groups were called estates. The three types of groups were – First estate, Second estate and Third estate. First Estate: Clergy belonged to 1st estate of the French Society.
4. What were the three estates of French society?
France under the Ancien Régime (before the French Revolution) divided society into three estates: the First Estate (clergy); the Second Estate (nobility); and the Third Estate (commoners). The king was considered part of no estate.
5. Why was the Bastille hated by all?
The fortress was a hated symbol of the monarchy that held political prisoners. Just after dawn, a great crowd gathered outside and was at first repelled by the King’s soldiers, but a group managed to sneak over the walls and let down the drawbridge.
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