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Filles du Roi

Arrival of the Brides
Painting by Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale.

Recently, my sister, Delores, unearthed a fascinating story that was a stark reminder of the nature of travel for so many throughout history, and for many still today — an act of simple desperation.

Anne LeRoy, a distant relative on the French Canadian side of my family, lived in Paris in 1671. Her parents, Fran├žois and Anne, tragically died Read more