Royal approval

Jacques Royal was not a great believer in women’s rights. The shaven-headed French army colonel saw his daughters as biological mistakes, who should be kept silent at meal times, given a basic education and married off as quickly as possible.

14th October, 2006

Jacques Royal was not a great believer in women’s rights.

The shaven-headed French army colonel saw his daughters as biological mistakes, who should be kept silent at meal times, given a basic education and married off as quickly as possible.

When the fourth of his eight children showed signs of rebellion, encouraging her siblings to stand up for themselves and her mother to leave the family home, Monsieur Royal was absolutely disgusted.

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