THE REAL BLUEBEARD: The Life of Gilles De Rais - A well-born French soldier who fought alongside Joan of Arc, de Rais was convicted of the murder and sexual abuse of 140 children and was hanged and burned. his body placed in a coffin of iron. But what led to the Marshall of France, scion of a great house, to turn to sorcery and to such horrific deeds? Should de Rais' spectacular confession be taken at face value or, like much of which occurred at the hands of the Inquisition, is it a phantasmagoria of Satanism, letting a society hear the things which it secretly longs for yet publicly abominates?
Condition: Good - Author: Jean Benedetti - Publisher: Sutton - Pages: 207 - Paperback