TIL that Gilles de Rais, known for being a former ally of Joan of Arc who was executed for occultism and murdering 600 children, may have been the victim of a plot by the Catholic Church and/or the French state. No corpses were found at his estate and the prosecutor used the trial to seize his land.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilles_de_Rais#Question_of_guilt

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