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The Guillotine Blade of Marie Antoinette
This guillotine blade on display at Madame Tussauds wax museum in London is believed to be the actual blade that beheaded French queen Marie Antoinette on October 16, 1793. It was purchased from the executioner’s family.
Marie Antoinette’s last words as she climbed onto the guillotine platform were “Pardon me sir, I meant not to do it” after accidentally stepping on her executioner’s foot.
wow!!! let them eat cake!
Eat The Rich
A blade both humane and criminal. A symbol of egalitarian “progress” and terror.
Interesting piece of history. Tragic.