The Ghosts of Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI


In 1815 the Restoration hastily attempts to exhume the royal bodies out of the common grave at Madelaine cemetery. The search goes on for two days. Whom exactly do they find and have buried at Saint-Denis? The body of Marie-Antoinette is identified by gray silk stockings! And next to her? Almost certainly an anonymous male substituted for her husband. History with its infinite sense of irony could be playing a joke on the royalists. What if the bodies that they honor during their rallies are those of Madame Du Barry and Francois Hanriot(1)? 

1. Francois Hanriot, a radical revolutionary guillotined after an attempt to free Robespierre

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