I'm incapable of resisting. 1) Robespierre and Éléonore Duplay, 2) 19th century (take that as you will).
Once again, this is far more than three sentences. XD But that’s how I roll.
It’s also sad. In this 19th century AU, Robespierre was too ill to make his speech on 8 Thermidor and so he implored Saint-Just to do it for him (against S-J’s better judgment), so the Thermidorian Reaction went on as it had, only without Robespierre. Instead, he was subjected to being dragged out to watch the executions of his friends and brother.
We were five children: four daughters, Éléonore, Sophie, Victoire, Élisabeth; one brother named Maurice: he was the youngest of the family. My eldest sister was promised to Robespierre; my sister Sophie married M. Auzat, lawyer in Issoire, in Auvergne, under the Constituent; my sister Victoire never married. I married Philippe Le Bas.
Elisabeth Le Bas, Memoirs
I don’t know how I missed this but I thought I’d put it up. Yes, I missed this.
We’ve all done it.