William Godwin's Diary


The French Chamber of Deputies voted by a majority of 219 to 33 to approve a modified version of the constitutional Charter of 1814 and then invited Louis-Philippe to accept the French throne if he would agree to be bound to it. The new version of the Charter abolished censorship, declared that Catholicism was not the state religion but ‘the religion of the majority of Frenchmen’, extended the franchise and gave both Chambers the right to propose new legislation.

See Munro Price, The Perilous Crown: France Between Revolutions, 1814-1848 (London: Macmillan, 2007), p. 186.