At last, the revolutionaries brought the queen to the stand: Marie. She had oppressed the masses to support her lavish lifestyle until they could take no more, but even in their fury, they still called upon me. They agreed that even an inhuman monster deserved a painless end.
A guillotine is an apparatus designed for efficiently carrying out executions by beheading. The device is best known for its use in France, in particular during the French Revolution.