If the King Only Knew: Seditious Speech in the Reign of Louis XV

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In May 1758, a bailiff named Jean Moriceau de La Motte was arrested for carrying seditious flyers and uttering mauvais discours against Louis XV. When he was questioned at the Bastille over the next several months, La Motte was unequivocal in his loyalty to the king, but his insistence failed to convince the police and probably hurt his case more than would have a simple admission of guilt. He was sentenced to be hanged on the Place de Gr???ve after making his amends on the steps of N???tre Dame. His punishment seemed ...

If the King Only Knew: Seditious Speech in the Reign of Louis XV 2000, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813919270

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