Sunday, May 31, 2009

Louis XVI manifesto found

The original copy of King Louis XVI's "Declaration to all the French," written shortly before the unsuccessful June 1791 flight to Varennes, turned up in the United States after having been presumed missing for over two centuries. Despite what the Telegraph article says, this isn't really his "final testament": that would be this moving document written on Christmas Day 1792, less than a month before his tragic but heroic death.


Matterhorn said...

That is a very moving document, indeed. It shows all the King's greatness of soul, which many have mocked or dismissed.

Matterhorn said...

I am thinking, of course, of the real final testament, written on Christmas Day.