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Hanging of de Rais

Hanging of de Rais

This work, by an unknown artist, depicts the execution scene of Gilles de Rais.  Although he fought heroically against the English, at the time of Joan of Arc, de Rais later became a notorious serial killer.  It was for those crimes that he was executed.

Created circa 1530, this work is maintained by the BnF (Bibliothèque nationale de France) in Paris.


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Image online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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