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The execution of Louis XVI

Post  ebeli on Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:09 pm

Louis XVI try to scape with his family but they found out about it and was captured and brought back to paris. The national convention declare france republic and this brought the king to trail for crimes against the people. Louis XVI was condemned to death on janurary 20, 1793. That day he spent the it with his family saying goodbye. The event lasted almost for two hours the streets were full of citizens with pikes, guns etc.. and the carriege was surrounded by guards. Before the horses had place people playing the drums, which because of this the king couldn’t hear all the bad and horrible thing they were saying to him. When the king left the carriage three guards surrounded him and were going to take his clothes off but he told them he will undressed himself. After the guards sorrounded him and seized his hands.he laid on the plank and were tied to the plank, then he was put in the place, and the lunettewad slid by one of the executioner’s assisstants. The blade came down and the falls on a basket. The assistant grabbed the head and held it up saying “ behold the of a traitor”. The death was in about 5 to 10 seconds to be death; it was so fast that the head was still alive and the eyes looked around and the lips moved as they were trying to speak. His body was thrown in an umarked grave, and in 1815 after the restoration of the monarchy, the body was buried in the right way. Wink Laughing

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Post  Reny P. on Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:28 pm

I think his execution made many people happy. They thought he was a traitor and that france was going to be in a worse position than it already was at that time. But what i think made people even happier was three months later when Marrie Antoinette was executed. Unlike Louis, she arrived in respectful way. She wore her most expensive clothing and held her chin up high. She didn't complain at all.
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Post  Lisa Ella Humenberger on Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:34 pm

Yea, most people where happy on the day of the execution because the king didnt really have a good way of ruling. He always listened to the last person who spoke to him, mostly a clergy man, and used that idea making him indecisive. But I also think that Marie was a bit pressured by the people. She was accused just because of her husband and because of were she came from.
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