The National Assembly presented their new reforms along with the Declaration of Rights to the king, who refused to acknowledge them. This lack of support from the king greatly angered many of the people in France, who were anxious to see a new era in freedom and equality. These people demanded that the king not only acknowledge these new laws, but also that he move to Paris with his family in order to show his support for the National Assembly.
In October of 1789, King Louis XVI finally consented to move to Paris after having his palace surrounded by an angry mob who threatened to attack.
It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
Ancient Egyptians used giant stone slabs as pillows.