Louis XVI and His Family (20 January 1793)

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Title

Louis XVI and His Family (20 January 1793)

Description

Not shown in this or other scenes here is the fact that between the King’s two visits he ate a last meal. At this time he was denied, as was custom, a knife to avoid suicide. Louis was angered that his jailers thought he was so sinful as to take his own life.

Source

Cornell 4606.15.J14

Date

January 20, 1793

Relation

http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/176/

Identifier

176

Citation

“Louis XVI and His Family (20 January 1793),” LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY: EXPLORING THE FRENCH REVOUTION, accessed May 26, 2024, https://revolution.chnm.org/d/176.