Sunday, January 20, 2013

Seafaring Sunday: Beginning of an Era

January 21, 1793: King Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine. The upsurge in French nationalism via the Revolution will lead to a remarkable increase in privateering on both sides of the Atlantinc. Allons enfants de la Patrie Le jour de gloire est arrivé!

Header: Death of Louis XVI from an English engraving via Wikipedia


Timmy! said...

What you said, Pauline!

Pauline said...

First lines of the Marseillaise. It's about all I know beside the tune, to my shame.