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The Storming of the Tuileries Palace and the Arrest of Louis XVI of France – 10 August 1792

On 10 August 1792, the Paris Mob stormed the Tuileries Palace and arrested Louis XVI, killing the King’s Swiss Guards in the process.

Here is a newspaper story published on 18 August 1792 that reports on this bloody and historic moment in French history.

Caledonian Mercury – Saturday 18 August 1792

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000045/17920818/007/0002

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