Issue #9: In Memoriam of a Dead Hero

Day 4,893, 12:19 Published in United Kingdom Greece by Ebrietas
This special edition is dedicated to the memory of a great figure in history that has inspired many and shall inspire many to come, and whose April death will long be mourned : Georges Danton.

Theme: Regicide

"One must never compromise with tyrants. One can only strike at kings through the head. Nothing can be expected from European kings except by force of arms. I vote for the death of the tyrant."

- Georges Danton, at the trial of Louis XVI

"No man can reign innocently. The folly is all too evident. Every king is a rebel and a usurper."

- Louis Antoine de Saint-Just

"Vive la Nation! Vive la République!"

- Crowd at the execution of Louis XVI

"I understand regicide as a means of obtaining vengeance for the ruin of our lives, but regicide as a means of obtaining political freedom I could never understand."

- Pyotr Kroptokin

"I tell you we will cut off his head with the crown upon it "

- Oliver Cromwell, on Charles I

“I shall never, under any circumstances, agree to a representative form of government because I consider it harmful to the people whom God has entrusted to my care”

-Tsar Nicholas II Romanov; the people, however, disagreed

"I am not a criminal, for I destroyed a bad man. I thought I was right."

- Gavrilo Princip, assassin of Archduke Franz Ferdinand I