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Affair of the Poisons

murder, infanticide and satanism at the court of Louis XIV

by Anne Somerset

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Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • France
    • Subjects:
    • Brinvilliers, Marie-Madeleine Gobelin, marquise de, 1630-1676 -- Death and burial.,
    • Montespan, Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart de Mortemart, marquise de, 1641-1707.,
    • Poisoning -- France -- History -- 17th century.,
    • Trials (Murder) -- France -- History -- 17th century.,
    • Murder -- France -- History -- 17th century.,
    • France -- Court and courtiers -- History -- 17th century.,
    • France -- History -- Louis XIV, 1643-1715.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 354-362) and index.

      StatementAnne Somerset.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDC126 .S66 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxii, 377 p., [12] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages377
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3354154M
      ISBN 100297842161
      LC Control Number2004381485
      OCLC/WorldCa52458391

      About this Item: phoenix. Paperback. 1. An historical page-turner - a fantastic mixture of intrigue, crime and passion. The 'Affair of the Poisons' was a scandal at which 'all France trembled' and which 'horrified the whole of Europe' as it implicated a number of prominent persons at the court of King Louis XIV in the late 17th century. The 'Affair of the Poisons' was a scandal at which 'all France trembled' and which 'horrified the whole of Europe' as it implicated a number of prominent persons at the court of King Louis XIV in the late 17th century. Parisian society was seized by a fad for spiritualist seances, fortune- telling, and the use of love potions. The most celebrated.

      An Affair of Poisons (Book): Thorley, Addie: After unwittingly helping her mother poison King Louis XIV, seventeen-year-old alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin is forced to see her mother's Shadow Society in a horrifying new light: they're not heroes of the people, as they've always claimed to be, but murderers. Herself included. Mira tries to ease her guilt by brewing helpful curatives, but her. "The Affair of the Poisons" is a wonderfully detailed, well-written study through this strange time in French history, when courtiers at one of the most elegant courts in Europe turned to poison, fortune tellers, and even black magic to gain influence, money, lovers, and to keep their social s:

      Olympia was accused in in the Affaire des Poisons of having plotted with La Voisin to poison Louise de La was even said to have threatened the King himself with the words, "come back to me, or you will be sorry".In addition, she was suspected of poisoning her own husband, and also on 12 February Queen Maria Luisa of Spain, the daughter of Henriette and niece of Louis.   Hearing ‘The Affair of Poisons’ might conjure up images of poisoners and food-testers and back-alley exchanges of tiny vials but, The Affair of Poisons we’re talking about tonight is the name of one of the most infamous witch trials in France. Source Source Source During th.


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