I am on the trail of Hughes de Rougemont.
This account appears to be lie!
“A few days after having been scorned by his other rival, the Bishop of Basle, Frederic II was mysteriously assassinated in his Ferrette castle. Public rumour implicated his son, Louis the Fierce, as the agent of the crime, and as such he was immediately excommunicated by the Pope and banished, leaving the possession of the county to his brother Ulrich. But it was reported in the cold, dark halls of the castle that on Ulrich’s death he made a deathbed confession to having been the real perpetrator of the crime!”
Another account says a paper was found where Ulrich gives his approval to his brother to murder their father. How convenient! I would never have penned such a note – and if I did, make sure it was destroyed – before I died. What is going on?
I suspect the Bishop of Basel employed…
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