Image of the King on Trial
When he was charged, the King could have simply refused to participate on the grounds that the extant Constitution promised his immunity. But this defense, he knew, was useless and he elected to stand on his record. Among his attorneys was the distinguished and able old regime administrator Chrétlen–Guillaume de Malesherbes. Yet in the end, political necessities and the King’s own actions led to the inevitable results: guilty and execution.
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 30 (pièces 5018-5141), Ancien Régime et Révolution
Bibliothèque nationale de France, département Estampes et photographie, RESERVE QB-370 (30)-FT 4 [De Vinck, 5077
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Le Ci-devant roi à la barre de la Convention nationale