Welcome back to another week of recaps here at The Jeopardy! Fan!
|Tony Orcutt, an analyst from Seattle, WA
||Susan Sexton, an actuary from Peachtree Corners, GA
||Harris Stutman, a medical informaticist from Huntington Beach, CA (1-day total: $23,000)
Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Final Jeopardy! category: FRENCH MONARCHS
Final Jeopardy! clue: His reign was interrupted for “100 days” in the 19th century before he was restored & reigned for 9 years more
Who is Louis XVIII? (Incorrect responses, if any, and full game stats, will be posted to the comments section.)
Harris 9200 + 7500 = 16700 (2-day total: $39,700)
Susan 12800 – 4601 = 8199
Tony 21000 – 4601 = 16399
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The spots on the Internet where people look at the Clue of the Day and take their guesses were convinced that it was Napoleon today. Not quite! (The fact that I’d be rather hard-pressed to classify Napoleon as a monarch aside…)
The story of Louis XVIII’s reign is something I found rather fascinating as I was looking things up about it, though!
In any case, after the French Revolution, the man who would become Louis XVIII refused to abdicate his claim to the French throne and travelled around Europe promoting the Royalist cause. It worked out for him, eventually, after the Allied armies restored the monarchy in May 1814.
Louis installed a constitutional monarchy (similar to what Canada has today), but after Napoleon’s final defeat at Waterloo (the “100 days” that interrupted his reign in the clue), found that he had to deal with ultra-royalists, who wanted to get rid of every last vestige of the French Revolution (as they felt they were better off before.) The ultras thwarted most of Louis’ attempts to heal revolutionary wounds (if they’d thought of “Make France Great Again”, they probably would have used it) and upon Louis’ 1824 death, he was succeeded by Charles X.
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