estoile


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estoile

(ɛsˈtwɑːl)
n
(Heraldry) heraldry a heraldic star with wavy points
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Early in his interrogation, according to Estoile, the judges, unable to shake him in his assertion that he had done the murder by himself, and hoping to coerce him into naming his accomplices, threatened to bring his mother and father to Paris and execute them in front of him, and if necessary burn all his accursed family, unless he told them who had helped him.
119) According to Estoile, when asked who had inspired him to the murder, Ravaillac replied that "it was God or the devil"(120) and during his preliminary interrogation, in acknowledging that he had not been personally harmed by the king, said that he "had done it because of an evil and diabolical temptation.