Originally, hundreds of prisoners were freed
New timeline: Only 7 prisoners were freed
The French Revolution was started when the angry mob stormed the Bastille, freeing everyone. History, though, only now shows 7 freed.
An imposing fortress. A target for the revolutionaries. But maybe not the liberation scene its depicted to have been.
July 14, 1789, a crowd, muskets, pikes, makeshift weapons gathered around the Bastille. By lunch a white flag signaled surrender. The revolution had begun.