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A select collection of singular and interesting histories : together with the tryals and judicial proceedings to which the extraordinary facts therein recorded gave occasion.

Author: François Gayot de Pitaval
Publisher: London : Printed for A. Millar, 1744.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)15795938
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: François Gayot de Pitaval
OCLC Number: 768569103
Language Note: Translated from the original French.
Notes: An abridgment of the author's Causes célebres et intéressantes.
Description: 1 online resource (2 volumes)
Contents: Vol. 1. The history of M. de Cinq Mars, master of the horse to Lewis XIII, and of M. de Thou, son to the famous French historian --
The history of the Marchioness de Gange, who was barbarously assassinated by her husband's two brothers --
The history of Urban Grandier, a clergyman, who was condemned and burnt as a magician, and author of the possession of the nuns of Loudun. Vol. 2. The history of Renee Corbeau, who by her eloquence prevented the execution of a sentence, condemning her love to death --
The history of Don Carlos, son of Philip II, King of Spain, who was condemned to death by his father : where, among other curious particulars, an account is occasionallygiven of the Spanish Court of Inquisitions --
The history of Alexis Petrowitz the Czarowitz, presumptive heir to the crown of Russia, who was condemned to death by his father Peter the Great --
The history of Madam Tiquet, who was executed for attempting the assassination of her husband --
The history of the Marchioness de Brinvillier, condemned to death for poisoning her father, her two brothers, and attempting to poison her sister : in which, this remarkable question is discussed. whether or no [sic] a confession written in order to be revealed to a priest, ought be produced in evidence against a party accused --
The history of the Constable of Bourbon, attained as a rebel against the king and country : to which is subjoined, the tragical amour of Madam de Chateau-Briant, mistress of Francis I --
The history of a son disowned by his father and mother --
The history of a husband and his wife, who were unjustly accused of an enormous theft, and their innocence not brought to light till they had been condemned to cruel and infamous sufferings, which occasioned the death of the husband.
Other Titles: Causes célebres et intéressantes.

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