Vincent Ragot, abbot of Beaumont(1624-1715), led a troubled life. Advocate of strict morality at the beginning of his religious life, he was to know fame and fortune before succumbing to the sins of the flesh. This error was unforgivable for a priest and led to losses and imprisonment in the jails of La Bastille. Hewas known to Louis XIV and feared by his ministers, and was to retain the trust and friendship of men who were beyond reproach to such a point that he inspired Vauban’s project of “Dîme Royale” and was known as “Vauban’s ghostwriter”. He was influential wherever he stayed including Paris,Languedoc, Flanders, Rodez and Normandy and was involved in political and religious conflicts of the Century.
Presse Universitaire de Rouen et du Havre - octobre 2013
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