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1554: A handsome young man from Montpellier

From the diary of Felix Platter, a Swiss youth studying in Montpellier, France: On the 28th [of September, 1554] the Provost came to Montpellier, and there were several executions. On the first day he appeared on horseback, preceded by several horsemen and followed by the town trumpeter sounding his trumpet. Behind him walked a criminal, […]
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