Denis Bingham The Bastille (Volume 1)

ISBN 13: 9780217276658

The Bastille (Volume 1)

9780217276658: The Bastille (Volume 1)

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX. 1670. MAUPEOU--DE ROHAN--THE IKON MASK--MARTEL--DE BEAUVA1S--TALLARD--ARMAGNAC--GRAMONT--CHASTANIER. In the year 1671 President Maupeou, of the Metz Parliament, was charged with having attempted to assassinate his stepson, the Marquis de Chateauneuf, and this at the request of the victim's mother. Madame de Maupeou was at once arrested, and sentenced to perpetual banishment. The President managed to make his escape, but he was afterwards arrested and thrown into the Bastille in June, 1663. In February, 1664, the King wrote to M. de Besmaus directing the transfer of M. de Maupeou to the prison of Nimes, where we lose sight of him; but as the Chevalier de Senneterre, the brother of the Marquis, who took part in the crime, remained in prison for twenty-five years, and, according to St. Simon, "looked very foolish when he came out," it may be presumed that the President died in prison. The Marquis de Chateauneuf had served during the campaign ia Hungary in 1662, and had killed the Comte du Rouze in a duel. He himself lost an arm and was run through the lungs. However, he married in 1668, on the death of his father, who left him all his property, to the exclusion of his wife and other children. Hence the crime committed by President Maupeou. The Marquis, who received four musketshot wounds, does not appear to have long survived the ill-treatment he received at the hands of his stepfather; but there is nothing to show the precise date of his death. We find the following documents concerning this affair in the "Archives": M. DE BEZONS TO COLBERT. "There has been some trouble in Vivaris between M. de Senneterre, Marquis de Chateauneuf, and the President de Maupeou, who married the mother of the Marquis. It is said that the former has been wounded and...

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