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
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17309, accessed 18 February 2018.]