Editor says, what if the June Revoluton had ousted the July Monarchy? Muses Jeff Provine on the This Day in Alternate History web site. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, in reality the French National Guard and Army surrounded the June Rebellion, crushing it at the Battle of Cloitre Saint-Mercy. The rebellion was witnessed firsthand by a hapless Victor Hugo, who would use it as a basis for his famed novel Les Miserables, idealizing the revolution. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.