Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Louis XVI: Death With Dignity

From Tiny-Librarian:
He went to the scaffold with composure and great courage. He told the crowd that he forgave his accussers and hopes that his death prevents any further bloodshed. Six months later, the Reign of Terror started. “I die innocent of all the crimes laid to my charge; I Pardon those who have occasioned my death; and I pray to God that the blood you are going to shed may never be visited on France.” (Read more.)

1 comment:

lara77 said...

The murder of King Louis XVI would sadly not bring peace to France but only more violence and bloodshed. Unlike the British People; the French People would never find consensus. Alas, the French are on their Fifth Republic while the British stayed true to Parliament and Constitutional Monarchy. Rest in Peace good King Louis XVI.