Saturday, April 12, 2014

Today in the Sobel Timeline: April 12

On April 12, 1795, Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France and regent for her infant son King Louis XVII, signed a treaty of alliance with King Charles IV of Spain. Charles had initially been reluctant to join the Franco-Austrian alliance against Prussia, but the appearance of a French army on the Franco-Spanish border persuaded him to change his mind.

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