Monsieur Forez's background is unknown. He is a public hangman, for which he is well-compensated. He donates his spare time at the hospital, and also manufactures a salve made from the rendered fat of criminals.
Events of the NovelsEdit
In 1744, Monsieur Forez meets Claire Fraser at L'Hôpital des Anges when she helps him set a badly broken leg. Monsieur Forez then gives Claire a ride home in his carriage. Monsieur Forez gives Claire a jar of hanged-man's grease. Monsieur Forez calls on Jamie Fraser and Claire with the outward excuse of delivering a herbal package to Claire from Mother Hildegarde. His real purpose is made clear when he gives Jamie and Claire a graphic description of exactly what occurs when a traitor is sentenced to the traitor's death of hanging, drawing and quartering.
He is generally reserved and modest, though can be quietly menacing when driving a point home to his audience; when visiting Jamie and Claire in Paris, he describes in horrific detail the process of executing a traitor's death by hanging, drawing, and quartering, and while he never verbalizes an explicit threat, the warning in his speech is clear.
Described as tall and gaunt, resembling a crow with a prominent beak of a nose and smooth black hair. He wears somber black clothes.
- Forez is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hell, stream, church, or type of tree. Possibly a variant of the name Foret, derived from the Old French foret meaning "forest".
- Main article: Outlander (TV series)
Scottish actor Neil Greig Fulton portrays Monsieur Forez on the Outlander television adaptation.
- ↑ Dragonfly in Amber, chapter 14
- ↑ House of Names: Forez - accessed 09 July 2016
- ↑ Gabaldon Offical Webpage: FAQ About Characters. Accessed 11 August 2016
- ↑ Matthew Ramsey. "The Old Regime." Professional and Popular Medicine in France 1770-1830: The Social World of Medical Practice. 2002. Accessed 26 October 2016.