Trial of Gilles De Rais

Trial of Gilles De Rais

Georges Bataille

Language: English

Pages: 340

ISBN: B00CB5H84I

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Trial of Gilles De Rais

Georges Bataille

Language: English

Pages: 340

ISBN: B00CB5H84I

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The true story of the trial of Gilles De Rais, French nobleman of the Middle Ages who was tried for the heinous murders of children and the practice of the Black Arts.

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who was English or a native of Picardy, and the latter told Lord de Rais before the said invocation that he should not cross himself or they would all be dead; and this took place in a field not far from Machecoul, that side of Esperance, near a house where someone named La Picarde lived. On another occasion the said conjuror returned wounded to such an extent that he could not speak; and after he left, Poitou heard it said by La Picarde that he was only faking it. Item, he said that eleven or

after the trial conducted and concluded by the ecclesiastical court against the said Lord, the latter was brought to Bouffay of Nantes on October 25th, where there was such a big crowd that the said Bouffay was practically filled. After the said prosecutor, by his deputy, had accused him of having committed the crimes indicated and laid out above, he acknowledged that he had committed them, and Monsignor the President asked him for a full confession, the shame he should experience in doing so

examined, insofar as possible, on the abovecited articles of the aforesaid prosecutor, by us, Jean Delaunay, Jean Petit, Nicolas Géraud and Guillaume Lesné, aforesaid notaries public and commissioners, scribes deputed in the case and the cases of this order, by the aforesaid lords judges.” 98 Breton’s and the one Prelati himself had brought from Italy. 99 Rendered in French {d’aimant} in the original Latin text. 100 In French in the original Latin text. 101 François Prelati.

Vannes (at any rate he belonged to it some weeks later, at the time of the trial). Buchet leads Gilles to the son, nearly ten, of a neighborhood resident, Jean Lavary by name. But there is no place secret enough to kill a child at Lemoine’s. The child is led to a house relatively nearby, run by a man named Boetden. The head of the child is severed — then burned — in Gilles’ room. The body, tied with a belt, is carried to the latrines of this Boetden’s house and Poitou, apparently recovered from

said Gilles, the accused, whether he intended to say or allege, orally or in writing, anything of importance against the said witnesses’ characters or against their depositions. Which accused voluntarily responded no. * * * (The judges decide to torture Gilles.) * * * In response, the said prosecutor declared that considering the confession of the said Gilles, the accused, considering the production of witnesses, their statements, and their depositions that sufficiently established

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