The Reign of Terror


In this picture a common beheading can be seen. This was extremely common durng this reign, as many beheading happened if the government caught people saying or doing something they didn't like. The irony of this was that this was just after the French Revolution, and the king was publically beheaded many French citzens thought that they would be free from tyrants. Unfortunately, someone worse rose to power and he showed no mercy to anyone. 

Associated Place(s)


  • Pierre-Antoine Demachy

Image Date: 

circa. 1770s