Episode 9: Gilles de Rais

Episode 9: Gilles de Rais, a 15th century nobleman from Britany that has everything going for him: he’s extremely rich, he owns large parts of France and Britany, he’s a brave knight, and he fights alongside Jeanne of Arc. But he’s accused of having killed hundreds of children and has become in the popular psyche the ogre “blue beard”.

Gilles de Rais
Castle of Champtocé where Gilles de Rais was born
Castle of Machecoul, Gilles de Rais’s most prized castle
Castle of Tiffauges
Church that triggered Gilles de Rais’s downfall
Plaque at the church
Gilles de Rais’s execution
Monument where the execution took place.

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