The Lost King of France by Deborah Cadbury


Deborah Cadbury unravels a historical mystery in The Lost King of France: A True Story of Revolution, Revenge, and DNA. Everyone knows what happened to Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI, but what happened to their children?

Cadbury examines the life of their son, Louis XVII, after the fall of the monarchy, the executions of his parents, and his own mysterious death at the age of ten. The official report claimed that the Dauphin died of tuberculosis in a filthy prison cell in 1795. Several refused to believe this and as with the Romanovs, stories of his escape were rampant. Several hundred came forward years later each claiming to be the real Dauphin. It wasn't until almost two centuries later that DNA (and a stolen heart) finally solved the mystery. This book is a great investigation into a historical mystery that will leave readers on the edge of their seat.

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