Under the Reign of Terror he was arrested and imprisoned for nearly a year, during which he studied Condillac and Locke, and abandoned the natural sciences for philosophy.
A horrible reign of terror ensued, in the course of which the ex-tsaritsa Eudoxia was dragged from her monastery and publicly tried for alleged adultery, while all who had in any way befriended Alexius were impaled, broken on the wheel and otherwise lingeringly done to death.
The Unitarians were relentlessly hunted down and a veritable reign of terror ensued.
A reign of terror ensued, during which the unfortunate principality was well-nigh ruined.
Then came the memorable "proscription," when for the first time in Roman history a list of men declared to be outlaws and public enemies was exhibited in the forum, and a reign of terror began throughout Rome and Italy.
Actually, however, its activity, directed mainly to the discovery of political offences, degenerated into a hideous reign of terror.
Then suddenly, for reasons which cannot easily be explained, he inaugurated a reign of terror which lasted for twenty-four years and earned for him the epithet of "theTerrible."
Dubrovin, president of the Union of the Russian People and organizer of pogroms, having written a letter of congratulation to the tsar on the occasion of the coup d'etat, received a gracious reply; the hideous reign of terror of the " Black Hundred " in Odessa did not prevent the Grand-duke Constantine from accepting the badge of membership of the Union.
In the opening lines of the second and third books we can mark the recoil of a humane and sensitive spirit from the horrors of the reign of terror which he witnessed in his youth, and from the anarchy and confusion which prevailed at Rome during his later years.
As a member of the committee he signed its decrees and was thus at least technically responsible for the acts of the Reign of Terror.
The reign of terror which followed the battle of the White Mountain was intended to remove all possibility of a fresh rising in the future.
Meantime, Sulla having left Italy for the Mithradatic war, Cinna's sudden and violent revolution put the senate at the mercy of the popular leaders, and Marius greedily caught at the opportunity of a bloody vengeance, which became in fact a reign of terror in which senators and nobles were slaughtered wholesale.
The Hungarians (Magyars) declined to surrender the territories inhabited by Slovaks, and it was necessary to call in the military help of the Czechs before the last Hungarian troops, who had initiated a reign of terror in Slovakia, could be driven out of the land.
After the Reign of Terror Maine de Biran took part in political affairs.
For some time, and especially during the Reign of Terror (1793-1794), Pasquier remained in obscurity; but this did not save him from arrest in the year 1794.
The speech is an eloquent and vivid picture of the reign of terror which the Thirty established at Athens; the concluding appeal, to both parties among the citizens, is specially powerful.
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During the Reign of Terror he was imprisoned at St Lazare; there he began his Precis de l'histoire universelle, afterwards published in nine volumes.
In spite of all this complicated machinery of checks and balances, revolution followed upon revolution, nor could an occasional reign of terror be prevented like that of the Signore Gauthier de Brienne, duke of Athens (1342-1343).
A reign of terror followed; proscriptions, confiscations, and executions became general; some of the noblest citizens were put to death, and Cicero fell a victim to Antony's revenge.
Internal dissensions immediately broke out, the new president was assassinated, and after a brief reign of terror the province resumed its allegiance to the empire.
Treatises on poverty appeared on every side; the party of Occam clamoured with increasing imperiousness for the condemnation of John by a general council; and the Spirituals, confounded in the persecution with the Beghards and with Fraticelli of every description, maintained themselves in the south of France in spite of the reign of terror instituted in that region by the Inquisition.
The Royalist and Girondin insurrections and the critical aspect of the war favoured the establishment of what is known as the reign of terror.
Such was the revolution of the 9th Thermidor (27th of July 1 794) which ended the Reign of Terror.
By imbuing Frenchmen with such a mutual hatred as nothing but the arm of despotic power could control the Reign of Terror rendered political liberty impossible for many years.
and the ancien regime and those who would have renewed the Reign of Terror were insignificant in number.
The Reign of Terror was the expedient of a party which knew its weakness and unpopularity.
Then followed a reign of terror which lasted for years.
This reign of terror was brought to a close in 1861 by the death of the queen and the accession of her son Radama II.
Amid this reign of terror and of revolt the university, the only moral and intellectual force, taking the place of the impotent The Or- states-general and of a parlement carefully restricted to donnance the judiciary sphere, vainly tried to re-establish a firm Cabo- monarchical system by means of the Ordonnance Cabochienne.
Despite this Reign of Terror Danton failed; he could neither dominate foes within nor divide those without.
The festival of the new doctrine, which turned the head of the new pontiff (June 8), the loi de Prairial, or code of legal murder (June 10), which gave the deputies themselves into his hand; and the multiplication of executions at a time when the victory of Fleurus (June 25) showed the uselessness and barbarity of this aggravation of the Reign of Terror provoked against him the victorious coalition of revenge, lassitude and fear.
Dusty's skills were legendary, but Damian had held off on what he considered a reign of terror for his seasoned Guardians.
He remained in prison till the month of October, when the Reign of Terror began.
On the sea Great Britain had been more successful, Howes victory of the 1st of June 1794 being the first of the long series of defeats inflicted on the French navy, whiie in 1795 a beginning was made of the vast expansion of the British Empire by the capture of Ceylofi and the Cape of Good Hope from the Dutch (see FRnNCH REVOLUTIO~AR1 WARS), The war, however, had become sn expensive, and its results were evidently so small, that there was a growing feeling in England in favor of peace, especially as the Reign of Terror had come to an end in 1794, and a regular government, the Directory, had been appointed in 5795.
All the horrors of the reign of terror were based only on solicitude for public tranquillity.
Some others gladly look forward to a reign of terror.
There is always another challenge for dragons to face and an adversarial group attempting to thwart their reign of terror.
Marty's rape in the college dorm room put Kevin Buchanan in the hot seat and Todd Manning's reign of terror led to powerful leading man status.
His eventual defeat and imprisonment ended his reign of terror.
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