The conclusion reviews the findings of the main body of the book and sets
them in a wider frame. It addresses their meaning and the broader meaning of
monarchy in the context of the coming of the Revolution, recalling Louis
XVI's journey to Normandy in 1786 and the attitudes of the deputies of
the Estates General and the National Assembly towards the king. It brings
together themes running through the work to position this book as part of
the 'new court history' and of revisionist political history of
France more broadly.