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Louis XVI and His Family (20 January 1793)

  • Image of King Louis XVI's separation from his family before execution

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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.

"Louis XVI and His Family (20 January 1793)," Cornell 4606.15.J14

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