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Was Napoleon Poisoned: and Other Unsolved Mysteries of Royal History

by Peter Haugen

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Disappointing book riddled with errors and written in an unfunny, lighthearted style. Offers little in the way of new information or insight. ( )
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What must Londoners have thought in 1483 when two little medieval celebrities, the most famous children in all of England, dropped out of sight? (Preface)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0470041269, Paperback)

Did King Herod slaughter Bethlehem's babies? Who was the real King Arthur? What made George III insane? Was Princess Diana murdered? Discover the secrets of royal history's most enduring mysteries and scandals, from ancient times to the present. You'll learn the historical context, scientific findings, theories, and controversies surrounding each puzzling episode, and you'll see how investigators have used every means available—including the latest historical research, psychological analysis, forensic technology, and sheer guesswork—to shed new light on these fascinating regal conundrums.

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"Discover the secrets of royal history's most enduring mysteries and scandals, from ancient times to the present. This book lets you explore some of history's greatest cold cases and follow their investigative trails to unearth fascinating discoveries - and sometimes uncover new layers of mystery. You'll learn the historical context, scientific findings, theories, and controversies surrounding each puzzling episode, and you'll see how investigators have used every means available - including the latest historical research, psychological analysis, forensic technology, and sheer guesswork - to shed new light on these fascinating regal conundrums. Ranging from the personal to the political, from the battlefield to the bed chamber, these mysteries are packed with all manner of intrigue and misbehavior, including poisoning, adultery, impersonation, assassination, imprisonment, and more - everything you'd expect from a classic whodunit."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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