Thermidor Fun Fact Day Twenty-Five: The Noble Death

Dying with noble mien was a preoccupation of revolutionary victims. One exemplary case is the woman accused of being a Girondin and betraying state secrets. Though she wrote many a letter to her captors, she never got a public trial. While riding in the tumbril, she helped a fellow prisoner hold up under the strain and impressed onlookers with her dignified air. When her turn came, she declared from the scaffold: “Oh Liberty, what crimes are committed in thy name (Ô liberté, que de crimes on commet en ton nom).”
Who said that?
a. Queen Marie-Antoinette
b.Olympe de Gouges
c. The King’s sister, Madame Élisabeth
d. Madame Roland

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