Vendean Flag

Vendean Flag

Regular price $28

This design features the Sacred Heart of the Vendean royalist insurgents with the French motto 'Dieu, le Roi' which means 'God, the King' and pays tribute to the counter-revolutionary, Royalist uprising in the Vendée region of France during the French Revolution.The Vendée was the epicentre of the largest counter-revolutionary uprising of the French Revolution. In March 1793 its residents, never much engaged with the Paris-based revolution or its ideas, took up arms against the National Convention. There were many reasons for this uprising but chief among them were rising land taxes, the national government’s attacks on the church, the execution of Louis XVI, the expansion of the revolutionary war and the introduction of conscription. The people of the Vendée would pay a heavy price for their resistance. The government’s response was swift and triggered an internecine war in the region. The fight for control of the Vendée lasted three years and produced violence and mass killing that left the Parisian Terror in its wake. Historians suggests a conservative death toll of 58,000 but the real loss of life in the Vendée in 1793-96 may well be closer to 200,000. Perfect for people interested in the French Revolution and Christian history.

• 100% polyester
• Knitted fabric
• Fabric weight: 4.42 oz/yd² (150 g/m²)
• Print on one side
• Blank reverse side
• 2 iron grommets
• Blank product components sourced from China and Israel

Size guide

Length (inches) 34 ½
Width (inches) 56