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Alibaud, Meunier, and the Cult of Regicide

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THE NEXT TWO ASSAULTS AGAINST THE KING OCCURRED in June and December 1836. They were carried out by Louis Alibaud, age 26, and François Meunier, age 23, both of them unemployed, socially isolated clerks. Each man, despite heavy debts to the landlord and boarding house, had compulsively spent himself into impoverishment in the days before his attempt. Each man acted alone.

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© 2002 Jill Harsin

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Harsin, J. (2002). Alibaud, Meunier, and the Cult of Regicide. In: Barricades. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781403970053_9

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