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Such a beautiful yet terrible season finale of Once Upon A Time. Defo love these two together.
So I dug through all of my history books. Nothing to be found on the June Rebellion. I downloaded a ‘This day in history’ app and see? Nothing on the start, or Lamarque, or the cholera epidemics, or anything. But the app did tell of the end of the student uprisings!! AT LAST SOME HISTORIC SHIZZLE GIVING OUR REBELLION SOME ATTENTION! :)
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So today, I’m going to give you a
piece of text I got from Wikipedia and I know it could be false but still presentation on barricades.
“Barricade, from the French barrique (barrel), is any object or structure that creates a barrier or obstacle to control, block passage or force the flow of traffic in the desired direction. Adopted as a military term, a barricade denotes any improvised field fortification, most notably on the city streets during urban warfare.
Barricades featured heavily in the various European revolutions of the late 18th to early 20th centuries.
The very first barricades in the streets of Paris, a feature of the French Revolution and urban rebellions ever since, went up on the Day of the Barricades, 12 May 1588, when an organized rebellion of Parisians forced Henri III from Paris, leaving it in the hands of the Catholic League. Wagons, timbers and hogsheads (barriques) were chained together to impede the movements of Swiss Guards and other forces loyal to the king. The idea originated from Spanish ambassador Bernardino de Mendoza, who gave the Parisians knowledge the Spanish had gained from years of street fighting in the Netherlands.”
WAIT, WHAT? I’m Dutch and have never heard of us giving the French and Spanish and whoever the idea of the barricades?? Since when did we Dutch do street fighting anyway? Oh well..
"During the Parisian insurrection of June 1832, barricades were used. They were famously described in Les Misérables. Barricades were also used at the end of the Paris Commune of 1871 and in May 1968 in France. A major aim ofHaussmann’s renovation of Paris under Napoléon III was to eliminate the potential of citizens to build barricades by widening streets into avenues too wide for barricades to block. Such terms as “go to the barricades” or “standing at the barricades” are used in various languages, especially in rousing songs of various radical movements, as metaphors for starting and participating in a revolution or civil war, even when no physical barricades are used.”
So that was it. No time for questions. Damn. Enjolras should thank me instead of being angry.
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Look what I also found in Amsterdam.. After the laughing, Enjolras would now be disgusted with Amsterdam. Not only for this Bourbon club, but also for the fact that the Napoleons ruled NL back in those days. So.
Look, I found a ‘barricade’ in Amsterdam the day before yesterday. Lol. In fact it’s a barricade which I almost can’t even call a barricade lol. Enjolras would laugh at me so hard now, muttering “Amateur..”
They will not control us. We will be victorious.
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