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The documents contained on this site are mainly documents of the trial itself, such as they have been preserved at the Archives nationales du Québec in Montréal. We also selected other documents from that period to help you better understand the context in which the events took place.

In this section, we offer you essays written in 2005 by two women historians, a documentary filmmaker, and a communications psycho-sociologist who know the story of Angélique. They have all tried to answer the following questions: Did Angélique set the fire? Was Angélique a rebel or a scapegoat? What impact did a fire have on a city in Nouvelle-France? Their interpretations of the events are founded on the same proof that you have collected.

Teachers can request access to the experts' interpretations of the mysteries that have been created for each site. We have made this section password-protected to encourage students to come up with their own interpretations of primary documents, rather than relying on other people's analyses. To access the Interpretations just fill in our online registration form and await your password.

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