With the republic declared and foreign armies pushed back beyond the frontiers, the National Convention had no choice but to turn its attention to justice. Should the King be tried? Could he even be tried? If he could, how would the nation hold its former monarch to account? These were the questions that gripped the Convention as they sought to prosecute Louis for a long list of crimes.
Episode Extra: Mirabeau’s Secret Letters
Unpack the reaction to the discovery of Mirabeau’s duplicity and reexamine his efforts to help the crown.
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