Lead: From 1648 through 1653, early modern French society was in turmoil that in its various phases was known as the Fronde.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts
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Content: The Fronde is a “slingshot” a device with which the urban French broke the windows of the city and the status quo of early modern France. It was both the symbol and the name of the mayhem that gripped France late in the transition years between the death of Louis XIII and the consolidation of power by his son King Louis XIV, the Sun-King.

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