The Escape of Louis XVI
Paris – June 21st, 1791 – 12:30 am
Louis XVI flees to escape the revolution
To save his children and his wife, Marie-Antoinette, from the vindictive crowd, King Louis XVI, in bourgeois disguise, flees the Tuileries Palace where he has been held prisoner. But nothing goes to plan. His failed escape ends a year later with the decapitation of the King and Queen of France.