By William David Myers
On the ceremonial dinner of St. Michael, September 1659, a thirteen-year-old peasant lady left her family’s rural domestic to paintings as a maid within the within sight urban of Braunschweig. simply years later, Grethe Schmidt came upon herself imprisoned and accused of murdering her bastard baby, even if the very fact of her being pregnant used to be inconclusive and no infant’s physique was once stumbled on to justify the critical measures used opposed to her. the story spiraled outward to set a protection legal professional and criminal theorist opposed to robust urban magistrates after which upward to a felony contest among that urban and its overlord, the Duchy of Brunswick, with the city’s independence and historic liberties placing within the balance.
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