And I," continued Pierre, "shot Dolokhov because I considered myself injured, and Louis XVI was executed because they considered him a criminal, and a year later they executed those who executed him—also for some reason.
To this question historians reply that Louis XIV’s activity, contrary to the program, reacted on Louis XVI.
But why did it not react on Louis XIV or on Louis XV—why should it react just on Louis XVI?
If the conditions under which power is entrusted consist in the wealth, freedom, and enlightenment of the people, how is it that Louis XIV and Ivan the Terrible end their reigns tranquilly, while Louis XVI and Charles I are executed by their people?
"Louis XVI was executed because they said he was dishonorable and a criminal," came into Pierre’s head, "and from their point of view they were right, as were those too who canonized him and died a martyr’s death for his sake.
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In the red-carpeted front room, which felt like a room where you’d go to kiss your grandfather on the cheek after being freshly released from prison, large family-style gatherings of drinkers in Louis XVI—style chairs ate and smoked and shouted and pounded each other on the back around tables swagged with metallic gold fabric.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
When Louis XVI. was going to light out of the Tooleries a servant-girl done it.