How angry citizens overthrew the government in the Züriputsch of 1839

Bloody battle on Zurich’s parade ground: during the Zurich Putsch in 1839, government troops on horseback clashed with rebellious country folk in the city. In the background: the Hotel “Baur en Ville” and the Fraumünster.Image: Wikimedia Commons On September 6, 1839, thousands of farmers, armed with morning stars, halberds, pitchforks and clubs, marched from the … Read more