On Friday the 9th of June, a group of 14 eager historians studying the French revolution set off for a day in Versailles, to see where it all began. Despite the 5am start and 7 long hours of travelling, their spirits were not diminished as they enthusiastically posed for pictures and made continuous inquires and observations about life at the time.
Starting at the renowned Palace itself, we made our way through the seemingly never-ending grounds, visiting the Hall of Mirrors (a recurring place in our studies), the Petit and Grand Trianons, and finally the Hameau de la Reine, a village built by Marie Antoinette for her to experience how peasants lived. By the end of the day the only complaint was the limited amount of time we had to spend.
by Alexandra (1YS, Fletcherites)