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The Man behind the Iron Mask

£2.49

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For more than 300 years the legend of "the man in the iron mask" has held a place on the stage of human enquiry and debate. From the time of his incarceration during the reign of Louis XIV right through to our modern day, the awful fate of the man condemned to live a lifetime with his face encased in iron has inspired anger, horror, pity and fascination. This account of the mystery presents all the known facts of the prisoner's existence chronologically as they have been discovered, together with all the myths that have flourished, from the preposterous stories put together by his gaoler in 1669, to the famous legend immortalized by Alexander Dumas in "The Three Musketeers", and onto modern times, with the supposed discovery of his skeleton in an old tower in Cannes in 1997. As the prospective candidates are brought forward, including the twin brother of Louis XIV, the Duke of Monmouth, Richard Cromwell, Moliere, Nicholas Fouquet, an Armenian archbishop, an Italian astrologer and the mysterious Eustace Dauger, the mystery deepens, and the excitement of the quest increases.

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Author(s):
Noone, John
Condition:
Fair
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0750936517
ISBN-13:
9780750936514
Number of pages:
344
Publisher:
Sutton

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For more than 300 years the legend of "the man in the iron mask" has held a place on the stage of human enquiry and debate. From the time of his incarceration during the reign of Louis XIV right through to our modern day, the awful fate of the man condemned to live a lifetime with his face encased in iron has inspired anger, horror, pity and fascination. This account of the mystery presents all the known facts of the prisoner's existence chronologically as they have been discovered, together with all the myths that have flourished, from the preposterous stories put together by his gaoler in 1669, to the famous legend immortalized by Alexander Dumas in "The Three Musketeers", and onto modern times, with the supposed discovery of his skeleton in an old tower in Cannes in 1997. As the prospective candidates are brought forward, including the twin brother of Louis XIV, the Duke of Monmouth, Richard Cromwell, Moliere, Nicholas Fouquet, an Armenian archbishop, an Italian astrologer and the mysterious Eustace Dauger, the mystery deepens, and the excitement of the quest increases.

Author(s):
Noone, John
Condition:
Fair
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0750936517
ISBN-13:
9780750936514
Number of pages:
344
Publisher:
Sutton

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