DANTON, TO ARMS!
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
A great patriot driven by both his democratic ideals and his ambition, Georges Danton was a controversial figure.
Was his fortune suspicious? Why did Danton and Robespierre, the two key figures of the nascent French Revolution, end up killing each other?
SECRETS OF HISTORY looks back at some key moments of this period, from the massacre of the prisoners of the Carmelite convent, the Battle of Valmy, the detention of Louis XVI, or the invention of the guillotine.