The Heads of Launay and Flesselles

Illustration

Harrison W. Mark
by Unknown Artist
published on 29 April 2022

French soldiers or militia carry the severed heads of Bernard-René Jordan de Launay (1740-1789) and Jacques de Flesselles (1721-1789) on pikes following the Storming of the Bastille (14 July 1789). From an engraving, c. 1789, with a caption that reads, "thus we take revenge on traitors." In the French political cartoons collection of the Library of Congress.

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