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The French Revolution was basically a revolt against the ancient system where certain families were very rich, including those of the royalty and the nobility. The aristocracy belonged to these groups of people and most were astronomically wealthy. However, some aristocratic families could be penniless. Whether or not you were rich, as an aristocrat you or the people around you had some form of power over non-nobles. So during the French Revolution, as you would imagine, hundreds and hundreds of aristocrats fled to the safety of other cities, such as London, when the Storming of the Bastille took place. This marked the beginning of a terror for people of any means. Those who remained in France were eventually trapped and thrown in prison, trialed and found guilty and met their death with the guillotine. Some were not even given trials. This is because in order for the revolution to work, all previous people with power had to be gone. They were condemned to death as traitors to the nation. Nearly all were murdered.

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Many managed to escape and found refuge in other countries where they became emigres. They lost their French estates but kept their lives. Some lost their lives to mobs who sought revenge for imagined royalist abuses. A few made an effort to assimilate, a large number were imprisoned and another small group made an overt effort at counter revolution.

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they lost their heads. beheaded.

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