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The Execution of Marie Antoinette – 16 October 1793

Portrait of Marie Antoinette as painted by Madame Vigre Lebrun
Portrait of Marie Antoinette as painted by Madame Vigre Lebrun The Sphere | 23 June 1906

‘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.

The Hampshire Chronicle published the details of the event on 28 October 1793.

historical newspaper report on The Execution of Marie Antoinette
Hampshire Chronicle | 28 October 1793

 

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