The Reign of Terror 1793–1794: Leading the Angry Mob and Murdering Political Rivals. Part 6: Fuite à Varennes

Flight to Varennes of Louis XVI and his family during the night of 20–21 June 1791; H.G. Wells, 1921

Roughly thirty-one miles to the border and with the average 18th century stagecoach speed of 5 miles per hour, the royal family would reach the Austrian Netherlands’ (modern day Belgium) border by the morning of 21 June 1791. Thirty-one miles till the royal family escaped their posh imprisonment, the angry…