Blue-beard, a Contribution to History and Folk-lore: Being the History of Gilles de Retz, of Brittany, France, who was Executed at Nantes in 1440 A.D., and who was the Original of Blue-beard in the Tales of Mother Goose
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abduction accomplices accused aforesaid appear arrest Baron de Retz Bishop of Nantes Blanchet Blois Bluebeard castle Champtoce chapel charges chateau of Machecoul chateau of Nantes child Church city of Nantes civil court committed Corrillaud crimes declared and confessed defendant declared devil diocese of Nantes Duke of Brittany ecclesiastical court evil execution fear Francois Prelati French Gilles de Rais Gilles de Retz Gilles's grandfather Guillaume Guy de Laval heard Henriet heresy holy infants Inquisitor invocation of demons Jean de Craon Jehan Joan of Arc judges jurisdiction King of France la Suze Latin Lord Bishop Machecoul Marshal of France Monsieur Mother Goose Mystery never oath parish Perrault Pierre de 1'Hospital Poitou Pouzauges present President of Brittany priest prisoner prosecutor punishment record Rhymes Ripparia Robert Guillaumet Saint says seen seigniories sentence Siege of Orleans soldier Suze Tiffauges tion took torture Touscheronde trial wife witnesses