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(fairytale) a monstrous villain who marries seven women

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The inspiration behind the gory story is widely believed to be the French knight Gilles de Rais, who lived in the west of France two centuries earlier.
The author illustrates how the definition of perversion has changed throughout history based on specific societal paradigms and historical events via profiling various historical case studies such as: Gilles de Rais, Marquis de Sade, and Nazism.
Elsewhere, the books contained thumbprints and grains of sand with intimateannotations onworkswhich Hitler valued, things which take us uncannily close to one of the world's greatest monsters, leaving you to wonder if Genghis Khan had a library, or Gilles de Rais, or even the Marquis de Sade.
The monstrous Gilles de Rais, a Satanist who became a mass-murderer of children and the inspiration for the fictitious Bluebeard, was also among the dauphin's most trusted confidants.
In response to Martha's reservations about Gilles de Rais because "he's quite likely (lowers her voice) a Catholic" George responds: "Martha, I wouldn't care if he worshipped in a snake cult in South Carolina.