LETTER: CUT THE COST AND THE EMBARRASSMENT OF A MONARCHY WITH AN ELECTED PRESIDENT

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GRIM experience made "England's greatest republican" change his views from those quoted by Nick Cohen. Disillusioned by the excesses of the French Revolution, and having put his own life in danger by trying to save Louis XVI from the guillotine, Tom Paine ended up as an apologist and would-be agent for the Emperor Napoleon.

Mary Sanforth Hart

London SW15

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