42 Head-Chopping Facts About Louis XVI, The Last King Of France

42 Head-Chopping Facts About Louis XVI, The Last King Of France

“Little by little, the old world crumbled, and not once did the king imagine that some of the pieces might fall on him.”—Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution. King Louis XVI of France. Citizen Louis Capet. Cat Killer. Cuckold. Throughout his 38 years of life, the so-called last king of France (at least before the 18th century French Revolution) went by many names. History casts him as a passive king—a plump and nerdy bystander to inequality who didn’t wake up to his subjects’ struggles until it was too late. The French Revolution needed him to be a bloated symbol of a despotic monarchy. …

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