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King Louis XVII By Victor Hugo

The French poet Victor Hugo wrote a moving poem about King Louis XVII, the young son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, who died in the Temple prison. The golden gates were opened wide that day,All through the unveiled heaven there seemed to playOut of the Holiest of Holy, light;And the elect beheld, crowd immortal,A

Louis XVII in the Temple

During the French Revolution, the Royal Family was imprisoned in the Temple. After his father’s execution, little Louis Charles, who was only 8 years old, was dragged away from his mother’s arms. He was then abused, beaten, often woken up in the night to deprive him of sleep and given alcohol to force him to