Image of the King on Trial

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Title

Image of the King on Trial

Description

When he was charged, the King could have simply refused to participate on the grounds that the extant Constitution promised his immunity. But this defense, he knew, was useless and he elected to stand on his record. Among his attorneys was the distinguished and able old regime administrator Chrétlen–Guillaume de Malesherbes. Yet in the end, political necessities and the King’s own actions led to the inevitable results: guilty and execution.

Creator

None Identified

Source

Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Date

1792

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/190/|de Vinck. <em>Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870</em>. Vol. 30 (pièces 5018-5141), Ancien Régime et Révolution

Format

JPEG

Language

French

Identifier

190

Original Format

Engraving

Physical Dimensions

9.5 x 15.5cm

Title (French)

Le Ci-devant roi à la barre de la Convention nationale

Caption

Mardi XI décembre 1792. Louis capet dernier roi des français fut traduit de la tour du Temple á la barre de la Convention Nationale accompagne du Maire, du procureur de la commune, le Députe Valazé qui lui passoit par derriere lui piece par piece pour lui faire reconnoitre.

Citation

None Identified, “Image of the King on Trial,” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed July 20, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/190.