The King’s Trial
Lecture no. 19 from the course: Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon
Taught by Professor Suzanne M. Desan | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Experience the stunning trial and execution of King Louis XVI. This lecture begins by surveying the political alignments of the new republic and the debates between the radical Jacobins and the moderate Girondins over what to do with the king—a political division that would only deepen after the king’s execution.