Book Reviews of The Lost King of France : How DNA Solved the Mystery of the Murdered Son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette

The Lost King of France : How DNA Solved the Mystery of the Murdered Son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
The Lost King of France How DNA Solved the Mystery of the Murdered Son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
Author: Deborah Cadbury
ISBN-13: 9780312320294
ISBN-10: 0312320299
Publication Date: 10/23/2003
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
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4.7 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
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Deborah Cadbury's account of the fate of France's last dauphin is both compelling and horrifying. Part human tragedy, part detective story, the book vividly describes the monarchial missteps that led to the French revolution, the royal family's tense days of captivity, the execution of king and queen and the sufferings of the son they left behind.

Cadbury also guides the reader through the years that followed, when numerous pretenders claimed to be the legitimate heirs of Louis XVI, and historians and scientists struggled to solve the mystery of what really happened to the Dauphin, Louis-Charles.

This book is absolutely riveting, and I recommend it to all history buffs.
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Excellent book, a must for all royalty buffs.