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Just what WAS the Beast of Gévaudan?

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Originally posted on John Knifton:
There is no shortage of theories as to the identity of the murderous beast I described recently,  la Bèstia de Gévaudan,which terrorised a whole province of France from 1764-1767, and claimed upwards of a hundred…

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The Beast of Benais

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Originally posted on John Knifton:
The ferocious so-called “Beast of Benais”, in central France, was either one unbelievably long lived monster, or a series of, conceivably, related animals. According to one account….. “At the end of the winter of 1693, on…

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The Beast of Gévaudan: a real monster

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Originally posted on John Knifton:
Last week I watched my heroes, the six Hillbilly Hunters, chase vainly after the Hell Hound of Pike County, Kentucky. As a European, though, I could not possibly be unaware of this fearsome creatures’s striking similarity to the…

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The Beast of Veyreau….another cannibal killer!

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One more man eating monster to terrorise the local peasants of France was the “Bête de Veyreau”. At a time and in a place both relatively close to the Beast of Gevaudan, his bloodsoaked career…

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The Beast of Orléans and his grandson

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Originally posted on John Knifton:
This blog post will introduce you to yet another killer monster (or monsters) in the long, long series of killer monsters which have ravaged different areas of France from around 1550 until the present day.…

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French Monsters : the solution

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Originally posted on John Knifton:
I think that I have established by now, in a long series of articles, that large numbers of innocent people in France were being attacked, and frequently eaten, by wild creatures of some sort from the late…

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If you go down to the woods today, you’d better not go alone…

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One more monster to terrorise the local peasantry of bygone France was the so called “Bête de Cinglais” which was also called the “Bête d’Evreux”. Its bloodstained career lasted from 1632–1633, as it terrorised the…

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The Beast of Sarlat

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Originally posted on John Knifton:
The « Bête féroce de Sarlat » was famous in Périgord in central France from 1766 onwards. Its peculiarity was not to attack women but exclusively to kill men. According to that font of all knowledge,…

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THE FIRST WEEK…some observations by Volunteer Alan Crooks

Originally posted on The Salisbury Museum Volunteer Blog:
Terry Pratchett – The First Week Alan Crooks, Engagement Volunteer Returning home from a fortnight’s holiday on the morning of Friday 15 September, I opened my emails to find one from Jan Thorne…

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