Robespierre: man of terror

Robespierre is often cast as one of the bloodiest figures of the French Revolution. But has he been made a scapegoat for the sins of equally guilty men? Marisa Linton, who has a new book out on the revolution, investigates

Robespierre is guillotined on 28 July 1794. Had he died two years earlier, his name would now be associated with liberty and equality, argues Marisa Linton. (Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the September 2013 issue of BBC History Magazine

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