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PostPosted: 22 Sep 2017, 21:45 
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The Affair of the Poisons (L'affaire des poisons)

was a major murder scandal in France which took place in 1677–1682, during the reign of King Louis XIV of France. During it, a number of prominent members of the aristocracy were implicated and sentenced on charges of poisoning and witchcraft. The scandal reached into the inner circle of the king. It led to the execution of 36 people.

There are some protagonist in this affair, we do know from the Angelique books and movies

Gabriel Nicolas de la Reynie & François Desgrez - on the side of kings Police.


François Desgrez arrested Marquise de Brinvilliers and as well "La Voisin" (Catherine Deshayes) - wo do know
bought from the books and movies.

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Involved in the Affair of the poisons was as well Madame de Montespan, favorite of The King Louis XIV.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affair_of_the_Poisons

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For those who would like read some good books to the affair of the poisons:

There are 5 books by now:

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=368&p=474#p474

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Poison and Passion in the Marais
The year: 1676
The place: the Marais

Hub of the aristocracy and the elegant stomping grounds for the upper crust, the Marais was the place to live for everybody who was anybody! And one of its very own residents, a high-society lady, the Marquise de Brinvilliers, was discovered to have been poisoning her family. Who would have thought? Not her brothers or her father. They were the first to be expedited by her powders. .....

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http://www.parismarais.com/en/visit-the ... arais.html

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