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Themed Set: Counterrevolution

September 20th, 2008 Headsman

As the Enlightenment gave way to the West’s great revolutionary age in the late 18th and early 19th century, the crowned heads of Europe weren’t just sitting around — and with good reason. Regimes don’t get to be ancien without knowing how to deal with troublemakers.

For the next three days, Executed Today presents the mailed fist in three lands, and the agitators it smashed.

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