9780470041260

Was Napoleon Poisoned? : And Other Unsolved Mysteries of Royal History

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    9780470041260

  • ISBN10:

    0470041269

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Peter Haugen is an accomplished university lecturer and journalist and is the author of World History For Dummies. He contributed to the books Condensed Knowledge and Forbidden Knowledge, and he has been a frequent contributor to History magazine.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
Introductionp. 1
Who (or What) Killed King Tut?p. 5
Did King Herod Slaughter Bethlehem's Babies?p. 19
Who Was the Real King Arthur?p. 31
Did Richard III Murder the Princes in the Tower?p. 45
Perkin Warbeck: Pretend Pretender or Real Royal?p. 59
Did Henry VIII Doom the Tudor Dynasty with Syphilis?p. 71
Is "Mary Mary" the Bloody English Queen?p. 81
Did Mary, Queen of Scots, Murder Her Husband?p. 91
Did Elizabeth I Plot the Murder of a Famous Playwright?p. 101
Who Was the Man in the Iron Mask?p. 111
Did Catherine the Great Really Do ... That?p. 123
What Made George III Insane?p. 133
Was George IV a Bigamist?p. 145
What Happened to the Lost Dauphin of France?p. 155
Was Napoleon Poisoned?p. 167
Was Queen Victoria Sleeping with Her Servant?p. 177
Did the Crown Prince Kill Himself, or Was He Murdered?p. 187
Was Anna Anderson Russia's Anastasia?p. 199
Why Was Edward VIII So Crazy about Mrs. Simpson?p. 213
Did Secret Agents Assassinate Princess Diana?p. 225
Indexp. 239
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