The real life stories behind Grimm's fairytales
Marina Warner investigates the truth behind familiar fairytales, identifying the real people and places that some believe to have inspired the Grimms brothers' collection. Could Bluebeard have been inspired by the real-life serial killer Giles de Rais, a 15th century French lord who served under Joan of Arc? Was Snow White based on truth?
Available since: Thu 13 Dec 2012