|Anonymous (French), Marie Antoinette in the Temple Prison in 1793, painting. Musée Carnavalet.|
Many people use Yahoo Questions and sometimes some pretty funny ones will pop up during searches. I stumbled on my amazingly relevant Yahoo Question of the Day recently, "What was the deal with Marie Antoinette?" lol! So the asking party really was wondering if she was executed, which I think we all here can safely answer 'yes.' But what were the grounds for her execution? For that we can look at her trial.
Marie Antoinette was brought to trial as the Widow Capet, after Louis XVI had already lost his own trial among other things. The trial began October 16, 1793. She had seven charges against her:
With having dilapidated and lavished the finances of the nation, in concert with the execrable Calonne, by causing to be transmitted to the Emperor several millions, which still serve to carry on the war with France,
With having, in imitation of Brunehaud and De Medecis, who also called themselves queens of France, conspired against the liberty of the French nation,
With having sought to starve the people in 1789,
With having excited the murders of October 5 and 6,
With having, in concert with Bailly and la Fayette, caused the patriots to be butchered in the Champ de Mars,
With having prevailed upon the Swiss to fire on the people on the 10th of August,
With having, like another Agrippina, forgotten that she was a mother, in order to commit incest with her son.