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The Affair of the Poisons

The Affair of the Poisons

By Cathie Dunn
Follow Cathie Dunn as she reveals intriguing details of The Affair of the Poisons, an event that shocked the court of King Louis XIV, the Sun King, in the late 1670s to early 1680s.
Prepare to meet the plotters, poisoners, fortune tellers and alchemists as well as the famous courtiers who used their services...
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The Affair of the Poisons – An Introduction

The Affair of the Poisons

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Episode 2 – Madeleine de la Grange
Meet the woman whose arrest triggered the official beginning of investigations into the Affair of the Poisons with her claims to know of a secret plot to murder the king! Madeleine de la Grange was a young widow, a fortune-teller and the lover of an elderly. rich lawyer. But when she plots to get rid of him to inherit his wealth, things begin to go wrong for the self-styled ’demoiselle’ de la Grange.  Find out how in Episode 2 of The Affair of the Poisons! 
13:44
April 11, 2021
Episode 1 – The Marquise de Brinvilliers
Meet the woman behind the pivotal event that triggered a wider investigation into the Affair of the Poisons: Marie-Madeleine d'Aubray, Marquise de Brinvilliers! Learn about how Marie-Madeleine came to poisoning her father and her two brothers, how her childhood perhaps had an effect on her actions in her adult life, and how she was perceived by her contemporaries before and after her dastardly deeds. Meet the men who influenced her life. And lastly, find out how the proud lady met her end. Listen to Episode 1 in my series about The Affair of the Poisons now, and discover a world of secrets, greed and alchemy!
17:31
April 04, 2021
The Affair of the Poisons – An Introduction
Join me in my journey from the lavish court of King Louis XIV to the murky underworld of Paris! Not all that glitters is gold!  Beneath the veneer, you find dark plots and deadly intrigues. I will take you to the dark backstreets of Paris, where a large network of plotters, poisoners, fortune tellers and alchemists are only to happy to help those who seek high positions, inheritances, influence at court – and even the love of the king! The Affair of the Poisons shook the Sun King's court, and investigations in the late 1670s revealed so much, they were shut down in the early 1680s – before too many secrets from those closest to the king could be uncovered! In this series, we will explore the real women and men who were involved on both sides, by procuring or selling potions and poisons, to black masses where newborn infants were said to have been sacrificed. The higher the stakes, the darker the deeds!  So please follow me into this shadowy world...
07:44
March 27, 2021