In April 1734, someone
did burn a bunch of shit down in Montreal. Property was destroyed, including 46 buildings, and Angélique was accused of arson. She initially denied setting the fires until she was brutally tortured in her jail cell (Google medieval torture instrument the brodequins
at your own risk) and coerced into confessing. Still, Angélique refused to give up Thibault even though the judges believed they set the fires together. She also continued to deny her arson charges throughout the historic trial.
Ultimately, Thibault fled, leaving Angélique to face her guilty verdict alone (proving that, historically, men are trash). She was sentenced to “have her hands cut off and be burned alive,” according to the Canadian Encyclopedia
but her sentence was reduced to torture, death by hanging, then burning. How generous. I don’t mean to be flippant about the gruesome facts of Angélique’s death, but they are so egregiously unjust and proof of the reality of slavery in Canada, there’s no use sugarcoating their heinousness.