Doyle’s basic thesis about the french revolution is that many promises that were made were not carried out, but the revolution changed ones outlook. He says that “although most would say that rapid and vast changes occurred during the French Revolution, it is difficult to evaluate the extent to which these changes were more apparent than real.” Many historians said that even though the revolution stood for a lot, promises were not fulfilled. Others argue that much that has been attributed to the revolution would probably have come. He goes on to explain what was accomplished during the revolution.
Until about 1917 many people would not have said the French Revolution
was the greatest in the world. After the revolution nothing in Europe stayed