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characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Deborah Cadbury summary The Lost King of France ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Deborah Cadbury ☆ 0 free download In 1793 when Marie Antoinette was beheaded at the guillotine she left her adored eight year old son imprisoned in the Temple Tower Far from inheriting the throne the orphaned boy king had to endure the hostility and abuse of a nation Two years later the revolutionary leaders declared the young Louis XVII dead prompting rumors Just finished this this morning The book is basically answering the uestion What happened to Louis Charles Capet son of Louis XVI of FranceThe answer is well worth a book length discussion the introduction sets up the fact that they re going to look at what new technology specifically DNA through the maternal line might be able to tell but then goes off on a really rather well done explanation of exactly what happened and why there s confusion in the first placeShort version When Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were imprisoned in the French Revolution they had two surviving children Marie Therese who was fourteen when imprisoned and lived into old age and Louis Charles who was 8 when imprisoned There is good evidence that Louis Charles was seriously abused during his imprisonment after his parents were executed but there were also long standing myths that he d escaped somehow rather than dying However post revolution there were also multiple people claiming to be the long lost prince The book does a really good step by step on what happened what the external evidence is historical record etc in a nice chronological format concluding with the actual scientific record of a preserved heart believed to be Louis Charles Very readable though occasionally a little confusing due to the large number of people mentionedinvolved I sort of wished for a who s who short list

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characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Deborah Cadbury summary The Lost King of France ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Deborah Cadbury ☆ 0 free download Ing a stolen heart found within the royal tombs brought an exciting conclusion to the two hundred year old mysteryA fascinating blend of royalist plots palace intrigue and modern science The Lost King of France is a moving and dramatic tale that interweaves a pivotal moment in France's history with a compelling detective story I would have liked this book a lot if it was my first time reading about the fall of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette However I ve read so much about this time period that most of the book was a drawn out re hashing of information I already know well It took 200 pages to get to the part I wanted to read how DNA solved the mystery of the murdered son of Louis XVI Which is the title of the book And that part felt rushed compared to the plodding pace of the rest of the bookI must concede however that if you are only going to read one book about the French Revolution and how it affected the royal family this would be a good one

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characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Deborah Cadbury summary The Lost King of France ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Deborah Cadbury ☆ 0 free download Of murder No grave was dug no monument built to mark his passing Soon thereafter the theory circulated that the prince had in fact escaped from prison and was still alive Others believed that he had been killed his heart preserved as a relic The uest for the truth continued into the twenty first century when thanks to DNA test This was a great book It provided a good overview of the life of Louis MA and the events of the French Revolution without getting bogged down into a dry and boring litany of names and dates Deborah Cadbury kept it interesting the entire way throughUp until now all I knew about the history of the French Revolution ended with the execution of Marie Antoinette and the instauration of the French Republican Calendar I knew nothing about her children and their fate Poor little Louis died in such miserable circumstances your heart just breaks for the innocent child the mystery of whether or not he secretly survived was a fascinating one and I am glad I read a book that provided a definitive scientific answer to that uestion

  • Paperback
  • 336
  • The Lost King of France
  • Deborah Cadbury
  • English
  • 20 September 2019
  • 9780312320294