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La Voisin is believed to have poisoned thousands of people. Source: Igor Igorevich / Adobe Stock.

Who Was La Voisin? France’s Socialite Poisoner For Hire

In a darkened room stands a 40-year-old woman named Catherine Monvoisin. Her figure is lit only by torches held by the faceless men standing in front of her, men who are sentencing her to death by...