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The Trial of Marie-Antoinette, 14 October 1793
SAINT DENIS - La Basilique - A monument to Louis XVII, frail son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. He was imprisoned with his parents, separated from his family, brainwashed to believe Revolutionary propaganda, neglected, and died in a squalid prison cell.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ball of the Bastille, 1790. The demolition of the Bastille soon came to symbolize the triumph over the forces of tyranny and repression and the first anniversary of the fall of the Bastille was commemorated by a special festival. Delegates from all over France were invited to come to Paris to swear an oath of loyalty and to enjoy fireworks, pageants, and other displays of national solidarity. Here the celebrants dance on the very spot where the prison once stood.