Many of the early Bolshevik leaders went the way of the Tsar and his doomed family.
The same was true in revolutionary France where the men who toppled Louis XVI were soon bundling one another into the tumbrils.
One of those Jacobins was Georges Danton. It is hard to feel particularly sorry for him in Georg Buchner’s play because all the time you know that he helped to start the bloodshed which has led to the Reign of Terror. Serves you right, chum. Read More.