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Intriguing and entertaining stories of the great unsolved mysteries of disputed identity. DID THE SON OF LOUIS XVI and Marie Antoinette die during his imprisonment in the Temple Tower or was he one of the fellows claiming to be the lost dauphin after the Terror had ended? Was Kaspar Hauser, the abandoned boy who claimed to have been imprisoned in a cell and given only bread and water, really the missing crown prince of Baden? And when an eccentric and reclusive duke built a complex set of tunnels and rooms beneath his country estate, who is to say that he didn't also have a second life as a shopkeeper with a separate family in London? In this highly entertaining work covering the most famous unsolved cases of disputed identity, Jan Bondeson uses all the evidence at hand plus his medical knowledge to ascertain the true stories behind these fascinating histories.

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In this highly entertaining work covering the most famous unsolved cases of disputed identity, Bondeson uses all the evidence at hand plus his medical knowledge to ascertain the true stories behind several fascinating histories.

Synopsis:

Did the son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette die in the Temple Tower or was he one of the fellows claiming to be the dauphin after the Terror? In this collection of stories of great unsolved mysteries of disputed identity, Jan Bondeson uses all the evidence at hand to ascertain the truth behind the history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393019698
Subtitle:
The True Stories Behind Famous Historical Mysteries
Author:
Bondeson, Jan
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Impostors and imposture
Subject:
World - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
108-82
Publication Date:
February 2004
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
326
Dimensions:
9.32x6.44x1.23 in. 1.31 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Did the son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette die in the Temple Tower or was he one of the fellows claiming to be the dauphin after the Terror? In this collection of stories of great unsolved mysteries of disputed identity, Jan Bondeson uses all the evidence at hand to ascertain the truth behind the history.
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