Children of the revolution

“The streets of Paris, strewn with the carcasses of the mangled victims, have become so familiar to the sight that they are passed by and trod on without any particular notice. The mob think no more of killing a fellow man – one who is not even an object of suspicion – than wanton boys would of killing a cat or a dog.” - The Times of London, Monday 10th September 1792, reporting on the September Massacres, a foretaste of ‘The Terror’ to come.

17 March 2021