Marie Antoinette has just been put in jail, her husband executed nine months prior. She's being held in La Conciergerie, a prison infamous for holding those about to be executed.
What's going to happen to me? Louis, the protector of our family is dead. My poor, wonderful, children are probably next.
The Old Regime was sufficient, the monarchy clear and established. The revolution wasn't needed, that's what this smock represents. My beliefs are just as valid as those of the common folk.
Things couldn't have been as bad as the peasants said. After all, the advisors would have done something. They wouldn't have let me buy things and gamble, right? Bastille day was an outlier, they told me, an overreaction.
On Bastille day, The Third Estate stormed Bastille in order to gain weapons. They meant to use them in order to fight against increasingly aggressive monarchial attempts at military control. It ended up as a signal to the start of success in the revolution and signified a turning point in the lives of peasants and nobility.
I suppose I could have been more careful, I thought that if it wasn't my birthplace it wasn't my fault.
But the blood of the second estate is on my hands. Without my negligence, they might have lived. All those families.. Killed for actions not their own.