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The Lost King of France: How DNA solved the Mystery of the Murdered Son of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette

Author: Cadbury, Deborah

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Format:Paperback
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The Lost King of France: How DNA solved the Mystery of the Murdered Son of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette : 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 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 quest for the truth continued into the twenty-first century when, thanks to DNA testing, a stolen heart found within the royal tombs brought an exciting conclusion to the two-hundred-year-old mystery.


Category   Subject
History & Geography   Europe
Biography & Autobiography   Royalty

ISBN 13:9780312320294
ISBN 10:0312320299
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:299
Size:8.56" l x 5.49" w x 0.81" h
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