GILLES DE RAIS: THE REAL BLUEBEARD?

The greatest mysteries of history unveiled

An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - ENIGMAS

Format: HD
Duration: 75 ’
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Available version: French
Rights: All Rights | Worldwide except France

Synopsis

Gilles de Montmorency-Laval was Earl of Brienne and Baron of Rais. He left a gruesome memory in history. Indeed, he was convicted in 1440 for many crimes and hanged for sodomy, murder and witchcraft. His kinship with the royal family of France made him a noble of high rank, and therefore untouchable, especially given that he was a hero of the Hundred Years War.

Excommunicated for the horror of his crimes, was he wrongly accused?