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#1 anjeaunot

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:58 AM

Gilles de Rais was another victim of Dr. Margaret Murray's relentless search for historical witches.
De Rais was a Grand Marshall of France and a one time comrade-in-arms of Joan of Arc. Dr. Murray claimed he was a witch with faery blood.
He was never charged with witchcraft. What now appear to be trumped-up charges accused de Rais of the mass murder of children and the practice of alchemy.
De Rais had extensive possessions and a number of strategic castles on the French-Breton border. The Duke of Brittany was worried about French encroachment. He and his advisors wanted the De Rais estates as a permanent buffer against the French!
It now seems likely that de Rais was the victim of political expediency. The alchemist who allegedly helped him kill the children was freed by the Ecclesiastical Court, and allowed to return home! Indeed, the Duke of Brittany had disposed of his share of the De Rais estates before the Court had reached a verdict.
It is instructive that few of de Rais' fellow Breton nobles believed he was guilty. Some wanted to testify on his behalf but the Court would not permit it.
The French king issued a Letter of Rehabilitation two years after De Rais' execution. It claimed he was unjustly condemned!
In the 1980s the French Government exonerated de Rais. It issued a full pardon for all of his alleged crimes!
Somebody must have done some thorough research to convince the French Government to issue a full pardon to one of the most detested paedophiles in history!

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:35 PM

Gilles de Rais was another victim of Dr. Margaret Murray's relentless search for historical witches.
De Rais was a Grand Marshall of France and a one time comrade-in-arms of Joan of Arc. Dr. Murray claimed he was a witch with faery blood.
He was never charged with witchcraft. What now appear to be trumped-up charges accused de Rais of the mass murder of children and the practice of alchemy.
De Rais had extensive possessions and a number of strategic castles on the French-Breton border. The Duke of Brittany was worried about French encroachment. He and his advisors wanted the De Rais estates as a permanent buffer against the French!
It now seems likely that de Rais was the victim of political expediency. The alchemist who allegedly helped him kill the children was freed by the Ecclesiastical Court, and allowed to return home! Indeed, the Duke of Brittany had disposed of his share of the De Rais estates before the Court had reached a verdict.
It is instructive that few of de Rais' fellow Breton nobles believed he was guilty. Some wanted to testify on his behalf but the Court would not permit it.
The French king issued a Letter of Rehabilitation two years after De Rais' execution. It claimed he was unjustly condemned!
In the 1980s the French Government exonerated de Rais. It issued a full pardon for all of his alleged crimes!
Somebody must have done some thorough research to convince the French Government to issue a full pardon to one of the most detested paedophiles in history!



but now what will angsty garage death metal bands sing about?

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 04:44 PM

Governments exonerate people who don't deserve exoneration all the time-- even in modern times. Especially governments which do not serve the interests of the people.


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