July 9, 2009

THE BLOODY BIRTH OF RATIONALISM:

Thousands beheaded in French Revolution named online (Daily Telegraph, 7/08/09)

The names of thousands of people beheaded during the French Revolution are going online for the first time on Wednesday through Ancestry.co.uk. [...]

Among the 'French Deaths by Guillotine, 1792-1796' detailed to mark Bastille Day are King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette.

Olivier Van Calster, managing director of genealogy website Ancestry.co.uk which is publishing the names, said: "The French Revolution was a brutal and gruesome period of history, with repercussions that were felt both in France and across the world socially, culturally and politically.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 9, 2009 7:26 AM
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