Meet the woman behind the pivotal event that triggered a wider investigation into the Affair of the Poisons: Marie-Madeleine d’Aubray, Marquise de Brinvilliers!

Learn about how Marie-Madeleine came to poisoning her father and her two brothers, how her childhood perhaps had an effect on her actions in her adult life, and how she was perceived by her contemporaries before and after her dastardly deeds. Meet the men who influenced her life.

And lastly, find out how the proud lady met her end.

Listen to Episode 1 in my series about The Affair of the Poisons now, and discover a world of secrets, greed and alchemy!