September 15, 2011

September 15: Arrest of Gilles de Rais, 1440

Gilles de Rais was a military hero, a compatriot of Joan of Arc, and a man of high repute.

Is it possible that he murdered 80 to 600 children on his estates?

Read article here.

Pictured: 19th century portrait of Gilles de Rais, by  Éloi Firmin Féron.

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