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The Execution of Marie Antoinette – 16 October 1793

‘Pardon me sir, I meant not to do it’ – the last words of Marie Antoinette (after stepping on the foot of the executioner)

On 16 October 1793, Marie Antoinette, the widow of Louis XVI, was executed at the guillotine in the Place de la Revolution in Paris – she was 37.

Here is a newspaper story published on 28 October 1793 that reports on her execution.

historical newspaper report on The Execution of Marie Antoinette

Hampshire Chronicle – Monday 28 October 1793

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000230/17931028/001/0001

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