The Legend of La Corriveau
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Episode 216: In Quebec, on April 15, 1763, after a supposed confession and hasty trial by an English military tribunal, 30-year-old Marie-Josephte Corriveau was convicted of murdering in brutal fashion her second husband, Louis-Étienne Dodier, and was sentenced to death. She was hanged with haste, three days later. Her body was then put on display in a form-fitting metal cage and placed at a crossroad where for the next five weeks, she stood as a warning to others considering domestic homicide as an answer to an unhappy marriage. When her cage disappeared locals believed that the Devil himself had come and taken Marie-Josephte to hell. It said that La Corriveau's spectre haunts the crossroads still. Sources: Marie-Josephte Corriveau - Wikipedia Uncertain Justice by F. Murray Greenwood, Beverley Boissery - Ebook | Scribd Killing Women by Wilfrid Laurier University Press - Ebook | Scribd The History of Gibbeting by Samantha Priestley - Ebook | Scribd La destinée de la Corriveau « Histoire du Québec Légende de la Corriveau – Voyage à travers le Québec Les anciens Canadiens - Philippe Aubert de Gaspé Il était cent fois La Corriveau : anthologie : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive - Macabre Discovery Canadian Mysteries of the Unexplained: Investigations Into the Fantastic, the Bizarre and the Disturbing Biography – CORRIVEAU, MARIE-JOSEPHTE, La Corriveau – Volume III (1741-1770) – Dictionary of Canadian Biography The Legend of La Corriveau: Québécois Folklore and The Politics of Nation-Making in Canada by Leslie Savath La Corriveau: A woman victim of Society? by Isabelle Parent View of From Vilified to Victorious: Reconceiving La Corriveau in Anne Hébert’s La Cage | Studies in Canadian Literature La Corriveau | The Canadian Encyclopedia The Hanging Cage That Held An Infamous Québec Murderess - Atlas Obscura Canadian Urban Legends: La Corriveau of Quebec City | NUVO A Shrine for Marie-Josephte Corriveau and for all women who are victims of domestic violence - UBC Library Open Collections A Shrine for Marie-Josephte Corriveau - KooZA/rch Classic French-Canadian Folktales: Volume I (English Edition; Annotated) eBook : Beaugrand, Honore, Frechette, Louis-Honore, Peters, Hammerson: Kindle Store Cage of la Corriveau on display in Lévis | CBC News La Corriveau: The Gibbet of Quebec — YouTube French Mourning in the 1700s - Geri Walton Support the show: See for privacy information.
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