On January 21st 1793, King Louis XVI was sentenced to death by the guillotine. He was convicted of treason for trying to betray the nation of France. this was backed by the fact that he tried to flee to Austria to organize a counter-revolution. He was carried down the streets of Paris in a covered carriage to protect him from the crowd. What were King Louis last thoughts? had he accepted his death by the day he was supposed to be executed?
King Louis Was walked to the guillotine and initially refused to have his hands tied before the executioner suggested to use his handkerchief. His hair was shorn and the collar of his shirt removed. he turned to the crowd to try and give a final speech but was drowned out by the beating of surrounding drums before he could.Were there some people of France that were opposed to the kings execution?
The former king proclaimed innocence one more time before the blade came down on his neck. His severed head was lifted and shown to the crowd. shouts of "Vive la Nation! Vive la République!" rang out with the death of the last French king.Do you think King Louis XVI's death was more benifital or harmful to the revolution?