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Napoleon abolished the revolutionary calendar in 1805. It was never very popular. Catholics disliked having their saints' days dropped, and having a day of rest every 10 days instead of every seven probably made it a tough sell. The Cult of the Supreme Being never caught on. Much of France's population remained Catholic during this time, and many of the ...


It depends on which part of the novel you're talking about. Part of it is set in 1815 (either under Napoleon I or Louis XVIII), part is set in 1823 (Louis XVIII) and part in 1832 (Louis-Philippe I). The rebellion depicted in the novel has nothing to do with the French Revolution of 1789, but it is related to the July Revolution of 1830, in which Charles ...


In the 18th and 19th-centuries, a "squire" could also be a designated landowner (possibly of renown) who served as a private legal entity in the local court system. He was an "arm" of the Judge or Magistrate himself. Source: http://www.bunker8.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/history/36804.htm - “Law, Ideology & the Gallows in 18th & 19th Century England." ...


In return for its support to Piedmont-Sardinia, France received a significant amount of territory: the province of Savoy and the county of Nice.

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