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French Knight Gilles de Rais Inspired the Folktale “Bluebeard”

A veteran of the Hundred Years' War, he earned a chilling legacy later in life.

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  • 1870 illustration of Gilles de Rais from L’Histoire de la magie.

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  • The execution of Gilles de Rais.

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