Part of a network of fortresses and fortified towns/cities protecting France's northern border. It was besieged by Austro-Dutch forces in the autumn of 1793.

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22 October: The Execution of Marie-Antoinette

The execution of the former queen Marie-Antoinette on 16 October 1793, after a highly politicised show trial at the Paris Revolutionary Tribunal, was...