On this day in history…

16 October 2009

MARIE ANTOINETTE BEING TAKEN TO HER EXECUTION, 1794

Marie Antoinette was guillotined on the 16th October 1793 at the age of thirty seven. Broken and depressed by the terrible ordeal of her imprisonment and separation from her beloved family, the formerly exquisite and carefree Queen of France was old before her time and to some extent her end must have come as a merciful release from the horror that her life had become.

RIP Marie Antoinette.