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  • Women's March on Versallies was a significant event that shaped the French Revolution. The march began when women in marketplaces of Paris, on the morning of October 5, 1789 were enraged over the high price and scarcity of food especially bread. The market women soon grew into a mob of thousands of women and quickly men too. They took over the weapons that belonged to the city  and marched to the Palace of Versailles. The crowd successfully expressed their demands upon King Louis XVI. 
  • That November, proof that Louis XVI's secret dealings and counter-revolutionary were discovered, and he and his family were charged with treason. Louis was soon found guilty by the National Assembly and sentenced to death. On January 21, 1793, Louis XVI was guillotined in the Place de la Revolution.
  • On September 21, 1792 the monarchy was abolished and a two day trial begun on October 14 1793 where in conclusion Marie Antoinette was convicted by the Revolutionary Tribunal of high treason and executed by guillotine on the Place de la Revolution on the 16th of October 1793.
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