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Marguerite Porete

Marguerite Porete was a 14th century French mystic who authored a
book entitled “The Mirror of Simple Annihilated Souls and Those Who
Only Remain in Will and Desire of Love”. This book was condemned by
the French Inquisition as being heretical. Marguerite Porete was
asked to recant. When she refused to respond to her inquisitors, she
was condemned to death. On 1 June 1310 she was burned at the stake in