The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Flayers properly of dead bodies), armed bands who desolated France in the reign of Charles VII., stripping their victims of everything, often to their very clothes.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Ecorcheurs'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/e/ecorcheurs.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.