A Diabolical Trade of Fortune Tellers
In 1676, Paris was abuzz with one of its most fashionable trials. The marquise de Brinvilliers, Marie-Madeleine d’Aubrey,had joined forces with a French cavalry captain named Jean-Baptiste Gaudin Sainte-Croix. The captain had agreed with the marquise that her husband was financially irresponsible, squandering the monies he had gained as a result of their marriage.
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