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The affair of the poisons murder, infanticide, and Satanism at the court of Louis XIV by Anne Somerset

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

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.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementAnne Somerset.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDC126 .S66 2004
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Paginationxxii, 377 p., [8] p. of plates
Number of Pages377
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3306326M
ISBN 100312330170
ISBN 109780312330170
LC Control Number2004050802

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