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Huguette, Wife of Jean de Vienne Translated by Dareth Pray SJSU Fall 2006 English 180 1
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CONFESSION OF HUGUETTE, WIFE OF JEAN DE VIENNE, PERFECT 1 OF THE HERETICAL SECT OF THE VAUDOIS OR THE POOR OF LYON In the year of our Lord 1319, Thursday the eve of Saint-Laurent (the 9 th of August), Reverend Father in Christ My Lord Jacques, Bishop of Pamiers by the Grace of God, seated at des Allemans castle, attended by Brother Gaillard de Pomiès, whom My Lord the Inquisitor of Carcassonne had assigned to him, and by My Lord Pierre du Verdier, archdeacon of Majorque, had Huguette de la Côte brought into his presence in the diocese of Lyon, by her own belief wife of Jean Marinier, citizen of Arles, whom he had detained in his prison on account of certain denunciations made against them, of which she was strongly suspected. Therefore, when she was in his presence, because he wanted to investigate concerning this matter, he ordered and advised her several times to swear to tell the pure and entire truth regarding herself as the defendant and all others, living or dead, as a witness, presenting her with a book containing the Gospel. The said Huguette said and responded that she would not swear in any way, and that she did not dare swear, alleging the fact that she was pregnant, and that, as had happened to others who were pregnant and had sworn, she would have a miscarriage. That is why she feared that if she swore, the same thing would happen to her. She said that a priest named Jean, who was the prior of Saint-Michel de l’Echelle in Arles, had forbidden her to swear, and that this was the reason she did not wish to swear in any way. Why did you come to the village of Pamiers? To serve and help this Pierre, who is my uncle, my mother’s brother, and of delicate health. He worked for a long time at the seat of the Roman Papal Court, for I’ve heard from several people that he was a great cleric. Why did he leave the Roman Papal Court? 2
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I’ve heard from certain people whose names I have forgotten that he had a quarrel with a few clerics at the Roman Papal Court, and that is why he left and came to this country. How long did you remain in Pamiers yourself? About seven weeks. I came with a woman named Pétronille. I believe that purgatory exists, and that the intercessions of the Church liberate those souls who are in purgatory. (The 21 st of January) . 2 On the order and the simple word of My said Lord Bishop, she swore on the four Saints of the Gospel of God, touching them physically, to tell the whole and entire truth regarding herself as defendant and all others, living or dead, as witness, regarding the Vaudois Heresy or the Poor of Lyon, of which she was strongly suspected, and regarding all other heresy of which she knew something. 3
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