The Versailles robot apocalypse already happened.


One of the many reasons that I’m grateful for the Gallica website is the ability to see incredible detail on so many of these images that would otherwise be lost or muddled.

For example, on this 1793 French engraving of her execution, we can see clearly three men dipping their handkerchiefs in the blood running down the scaffold, the peaceful yet saddened expression on Marie Antoinette’s head, the almost pathetic way her body lies limp (with untied hands!) and the jubilation of the crowd.

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The last letter by Marie Antoinette.

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