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What is a gilded youth?

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2016-01-03 23:59:51

The gilded youth were a group of young, wealthy, well-dressed

Frenchmen who reacted against the French Revolution's Reign of

Terror by taking revenge on the brutal Jacobins. They were a sort

of well-dressed street gang, so to speak.


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