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On this day: Stripped all

“I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.”

In October 1793, the ex-queen of France Marie Antoinette was taken to the revolutionary tribunal for questioning. Two days later her trial began. She was accused of bringing the country to bankruptcy, starving the population, and treason. Although there was no proof of any of this, he was sentenced to death.
On October 16, 1793, fifteen minutes after noon, the sound of a heavy knife sliced through the air, the guillotine fell, and the queen’s bloody head fell into the dust.

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