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Thread #35994   Message #494851
Posted By: Mrrzy
29-Jun-01 - 12:19 PM
Thread Name: Le Roi Renaud
Subject: RE: Le Roi Renaud
Also note that when he "revient portant ses tripes dans ses mains" - translated as "with his guts in his hands" - while the translation is pretty accurate, it probably wasn't his OWN guts, but the guts (tripes) of those he'd eviscerated. It was common in those days to take intestines as trophies, like scalps a little later. So that isn't what killed him, although he died.