Les Filles du Roi

Painter: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale L'arrivée des Filles du Roi, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, Acc. no. 1996-371-1

While the building of a population in a new colony seems like a tricky endeavor, France's King Louis XIV launched a scheme to do just that by shipping eligible ladies to New France in the 1600s. Read the show notes here.

Topics in this Podcast: women's rights, women, French history, canada, 17th century, Canadian history