The reign of terror was a time of low heads and locked doors. The reign of terror was lead by a man named Maximilien Robespierre. He was a man that was a little crazy. As the name tells you the reign of terror was a fear that the high class of France were going to bombarded by the 3rd estate. Many landlords, 2nd and 3rd estates people, and the king and queen themselves were killed by the mighty guillotine at the hands of Robespierre. Over 40,000 people were killed some because they were high class, but most because of small things such as using the formal monsieur or wearing the wrong sized clothes. The reign of terror was ended when Maximilien Robespierre died doing what he loved, by the guillotine.