FIGHTING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION The Great Vendee Rising of 1793

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Following the execution of Louis XVI, a Royalist revolt broke out in La Vendée,a department in the Pays de la Loire region in Western France. After an initial success in capturing Saumur, the Republican armies invaded the province, sacked and burned the towns and villages and with savage violence.This is the story of the new Republic’s ferocious military campaigns against the armies of the Vendee.