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A Case of Witchcraft: The Trail of Urbain Grandier

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A Case of Witchcraft: The Trail of Urbain Grandier - Rapley, Robert
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As a Catholic priest, Urbain Grandier was an influential figure in the Loudun community and local government. A brilliant speaker, he was popular with his parishioners. But he had enemies, including Cardinal Richelieu and Louis XIII, who were trying to wrest political autonomy from local govenors and centralize power in Paris. Grandier supported the govenor of Loudun and was therefore seen as an enemy of the Crown. In addition, the debonair priest's romantic intrigues brought him into conflict with some of the town's most ...

A Case of Witchcraft: The Trail of Urbain Grandier 1998, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719055287

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