20.3.09

Life in the Temple Prison

Elena-Maria adds this on the life in the Temple prison. The paining in the article cannot possible reflect the crowded conditions, and the smell that a cell really is.

In August 1792, Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette, their children, and Louis' sister Madame Elisabeth were incarcerated in the Temple Prison. Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte later described their experiences in her Memoirs:

The following is the way our family passed their days.
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Dieu le Roy!
Brantigny

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