Every great revolution can be traced back to a few distinct moments that truly defined it or set things in full swing. For the French revolution, one of these pivotal moments came through the historic tennis court oath back in 1789.
So what makes this moment so significant? And what's the story behind the name?
To truly understand something it is essential to know a bit about the events leading up to it. So let's have a look at the background itself before we get into the nature of the oath.