Chronique du crime et de l'innocence, tome 7/8 by J.-B.-J. Champagnac

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Genres: FR Chroniques
Language: french
Type: Digital
    • The Assassination of the Duke of Berry: On February 13, 1820, Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry, the son-in-law of King Louis XVIII of France, is assassinated by Louis Pierre Louvel as he leaves the Paris Opera. Louvel is motivated by his hatred of the Bourbons and their restoration to power after the French Revolution. He is executed for the crime.

    • The Trial of the Conspirators of Saumur: In May 1820, a group of Bonapartists are put on trial for their role in a conspiracy to overthrow the Bourbon monarchy and restore Napoleon II to the throne. The conspirators are convicted and sentenced to death, but their sentences are commuted to life imprisonment.

    • The Massacre of Saint-Chamond: In June 1820, a group of Protestant workers are attacked and killed by a Catholic mob in the town of Saint-Chamond. The massacre is a reminder of the deep religious divisions in France in the aftermath of the French Revolution.

  • Volume 8:

    • The Trial of Armand Barbès: In October 1820, Armand Barbès, a Republican lawyer and activist, is put on trial for his role in a plot to overthrow the Bourbon monarchy. Barbès is convicted and sentenced to death, but his sentence is commuted to life imprisonment.

    • The Execution of Claude Fauchet: In November 1820, Claude Fauchet, a former bishop and revolutionary leader, is executed for his role in the September Massacres of 1792. Fauchet's execution is a controversial event, as it is seen by some as a sign of the government's determination to suppress dissent.

    • The Death of Napoleon: In May 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte dies on the island of Saint Helena, where he has been exiled since 1815. Napoleon's death is a major event in European history, and it marks the end of an era.

These are just a few of the many tragic events that are recounted in Chronique du crime et de l'innocence, tome 7/8. The book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of crime and punishment in France during the 19th century.

It is important to note that Chronique du crime et de l'innocence is a work of fiction, and the events that it describes are not all historically accurate. However, the book is based on real events, and it provides a fascinating glimpse into the dark side of French society in the early 19th century


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