La Tour de Nesle  

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Tour de Nesle Affair

In the 1832, Alexandre Dumas presented the melodramatic theatrical work (adapted from Frédéric Gaillardet's version) La tour de Nesle, where he made the place a theatre of orgy and the place of murder of the Queen of France at the beginning of the 14th century, (likely Margaret of Burgundy). His story is based on the fifteenth century legend known as the Tour de Nesle Affair (Affaire de la tour de Nesle), centering around actual events that took place in 1314 where the daughters-in-law of Philip IV were accused of adultery, and their alleged lovers tortured, flayed and executed.

The story was the basis for a poem by Aloysius Bertrand, published in Gaspard de la nuit.

The story was adapted to film at least four times by Albert Capellani, Franz Antel (as François Legrand), Abel Gance, and Gaston Roudès. The plot shares similarities to Ilsa.



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