- Elle, 2017
King Louis XVI was sentenced to death on January 20th, 1793. He said goodbye to his family and headed to the execution in a black carriage the next day.
The Committee of Public Safety is established to deal with threats to France. It had 12 members with almost absolute power.
Robespierre "the Incorruptible" rises to power and led the Reign of Terror, where 40,000 people were killed.
Put your 'ead in ze 'ole!
The Guillotine was typically used to behead enemies of France during the Reign of Terror. Large crowds would gather to watch the public executions.
Marie Antoinette was found guilty of treason, as well as other crimes, and was sentenced to death by beheading. She was brought to her execution on a cart so the public could throw things and berate her.
The Committee of Public Safety turned on Robespierre, placing him under arrest and labeling him a tyrant and dictator. As he was arrested, he was shot in the jaw.
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