any period of brutal suppression thought to resemble the Reign of Terror in France
the historic period (1793-94) during the French Revolution when thousands were executed;
"the Reign of the Bourbons ended and the Reign of Terror began"
The scenario is France during the reign of terror. 故事情节是处在恐怖统治时期的法国。
But when the King and Queen were killed and a Reign of Terror filled the streets of Paris with innocent blood, Washington and others like him recoiled in horror. 但是当法国国王和王后被杀，恐怖统治弥漫巴黎街头使许多无辜的人丧生之时，华盛顿和与他想法接近的人却由欢喜转为惊恐地退缩。