The movement it represented had the majesty, if not the volcanic energy, of the rise of the peasants of the Vendée.
Armand returns in disguise, on his way to join the Royalists in Vendée.
In la Vendée, the densely wooded district south of the lower Loire, everything favoured the defence.
Charette, the future hero of Vendée, was among them, unconscious yet of his extraordinary gifts for war.
We know nothing of our family, save that both father and mother were killed in Vendée.
With the united forces of Brittany and Vendée they would then march for Paris.
But, on the third day of our journey, we were stopped by a division of the Republican forces on their march to the Vendée.
Vendée was in flames, and the danger of explosion was felt in many parts of France.
Its lines, reaching down chiefly into the rather poor districts of the Vendée and the Charente, were distinctly unprofitable.