Death by Guillotine! The French Revolution!

Oh, that dreadful and horrible time! I shudder to think of the depravity the people of France had sunk to during the Reign of Terror. It has been estimated that nearly 17,000 were executed by the guillotine, while others were hanged and other nasty atrocities dealt out to ‘enemies of state’. How grisly!  I’ve always wondered if any of my ancestors were involved as victims or as perpetrators. Have you? I came across this web page and gingerly went through the names list to see any surnames. Are there any of yours?

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