Regicide Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

Via these lectures which I’m in the middle of now (and highly recommend), today I learned that 221 years ago yesterday, Louis XVI was executed. Please mourn or celebrate as your politics require.

Execution_of_Louis_XVI

A picture of Louis in happier times. Dude was on the heavy side perhaps in part due to the breakfast he had every morning: one roast chicken, six eggs in sauce, and a slice of ham all washed down with a bottle and a half of champagne. (Although, man, that’s pretty Paleo, isn’t it?)

Antoine-François_Callet_-_Louis_XVI,_roi_de_France_et_de_Navarre_(1754-1793),_revêtu_du_grand_costume_royal_en_1779
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About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.
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