Execution of Marie Antoinette's husband, King Louis XVI, January 21, 1793, Place de la Revolution, Paris . He is surrounded by the Parisian guard in order to ensure a peaceful execution.
Marie Antoinette is indicted in August of 1793. She then spends two and a half months in a squalor dungeon cell where she suffers and is refused visitation from her children.
On October 14, 1793, Marie Antoinette is accused of treason and obscene rumors about her are treated as fact in her trial. When accused of committing incest with her son she gave this moving testimony:
“I thought that human nature would excuse me from answering such an imputation, but I appeal from it to the heart of every mother here present.”
Marie's verdict however, was certain from the start of her trial. She is found guilty and sentenced to death by guillotine .
Marie Antoinette then spends her remaining days in her prison cell. On the morning of her execution she writes her final letter to her sister-in-law Elizabeth.
Marie Antoinette was executed on October 16, 1793. She was brought to Place de la Revolution in an open wagon which allowed the surrounding crowd to jeer at her and humiliate her.