📜The State Archives preserve thousands of letters of remission similar to Jan’s story. Through these documents, the monarch granted pardon to subjects who had committed a serious crime and asked for clemency. The stories of these crimes bring us closer to the people of the time. The PARDONS project (2021-2025) will eventually open up these letters of remission and make them accessible to a wide audience.
🔔Progressively, during the year 2022, several “pardon stories” will be published and shared to make you discover another world.
To further explore the story of Jan Slave, please see the website of the General State Archives (free account needed).