Voltaire is banished from France

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French writer and philosophe Voltaire is threatened with a lettre de cachet, purchased from King Louis XV by a noble family he had insulted. He proposes to substitute a potentially indefinite imprisonment in the Bastille with self-imposed exile to England, where he stays for the next three years.

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Editors. "Voltaire is banished from France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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