elverno Posted December 12, 2010 Report Share Posted December 12, 2010 1793 Death of Phillippe Joseph Égalite, France. 31mm Hennin 550 Philippe Joseph was the Duke D'Orleans at the time of the Revolution. Although he supported the Revolution, became a member of the National Convention and even voted for his cousin Louis XVI's execution he was swept up in the arrests of all the remaining Bourbons in France in early 1793. A panic occurred in September of 1793 when it appeared that the allies opposing France might beat her armies in the field. The revolutionaries, especially the ones who voted for Louis XVI's death began the so-called Grand Terror and sent thousands to their end under the blade. Though the threat from external enemies had subsided the fear of internal ones had not and the royal revolutionary joined his cousin on the place de la Revolution. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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