Lady Marguerite Blakeney, darling of English high society, is in trouble.
The French Revolution declared itself by its slogan, its motto, “Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity.” But while it promised liberty it resulted in totalitarianism. Freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of religion were all crushed within a span of just a few short years. The most free, the most prosperous, and the most religious nation in all of Europe was turned entirely upside down and brought under the weight of a fierce tyranny the likes of which the world had not seen since ancient antiquity and the rule of the Caesars. It promised equality but the result of the French Revolution was really extreme inequality and injustice, particularly during the Reign of Terror, during which time forty thousand citizens were ultimately brought under the bar of judgement and executed. More than three hundred and fifty thousand Parisians alone spent time in jail during the Reign of Terror. […] It was a time when the greatest aspirations of man demonstrated themselves in the worst behaviour of man.