A proud Queen to the bitter end!
The Revolutionary Tribunal didn’t want the ex-queen to attract any sympathy as a widow dressed in black. She was made to wear her only other garments, the flimsy house dress she wore in her cell.
Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart. Courtesy Museum of Ventura County.
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