Taxation as a cause of revolution.
The Third Estate carrying the Clergy and the Nobility on its back.
"Comprehensive textbook-quality resource for studying events in France in the late 1700s. It contains more than 500 different primary and secondary sources, including detailed topic summaries, documents and graphic representations ... reference material such as maps and concept maps, timelines, glossaries, a ‘who’s who’ and information on historiography and historians ... quizzes, crosswords and wordsearches."
This is a complete, open course package from The Open University on the French Revolution.
It is an excellent resource for understanding the events of the French Revolution and its significance in the shift in European culture from Enlightenment to Romanticism. Its information is nicely "chunked" and there are links to period documents and artworks that inform an analyse of the period.
It includes the sections: Enlightenment, liberty and revolution; Death of the old regime; From 1789 to the flight of Varennes; Europe and the French Revolution; Enlightenment, universalism and revolution; and, The Thermidorian Settlement and the end of the revolution.
Le Barbier, Jean-Jacques-Francois, 1789. Déclaration des droits de l’homme et du citoyen. Painting, Musee Carnavalet, Paris.