A new documentary revealed that the French Revolution was not without blemish. It is something that the history books would rather gloss over.
“The Hidden Rebellion” is a documentary by filmmaker Daniel Rabourdin that will richly uncover the battle that aled to the murder of 50,000 civilians after the Vendéans were defeated by the military. This included the murder of women, nuns and the destruction of religious freedom.
Vendee was a peaceful community of farmer and Catholics. They welcomed the French Revolution initially, but the reforms were not what they expected. The revolution put the countries at stake and its freedoms. In fact, it was mayhem and the Vendéans revolted against the tyranny of higher taxes, refused to wage wars beyond their borders and wanted to protect religious freedom.