Tag Archives: Angers

Sketches of the chateaux, churches and street scenes along the Loire, c1910


The images below, mostly vignettes based on paintings done during research for the book, come from the book The Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Valley. This guide to the region is Francis Miltoun and was published … Continue reading

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Werewolves in the Touraine ~ the case of Jacques Roulet


I’ve had a lot of hits on my recent Little Red Riding Hood blog so here’s more on the belief in and persecution of men thought to be werewolves in 16th Century France. Fear of werewolves was very real in … Continue reading

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Little Red Riding Hood ~ the French version ~ read if you dare!


In 1598 a man named Jacques Raollet was tried as a werewolf in Angers, Touraine. In the  15th to 17th centuries there were numerous werewolf trials in France ~ it was the masculine counterpart to the witch hysteria of the … Continue reading

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