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

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9780470041260: Was Napoleon Poisoned?: and Other Unsolved Mysteries of Royal History

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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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. 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.

Whether it's investigating what (or who) killed King Tut, determining the fate of Russia's Anastasia, or finding out whether Catherine the Great really did . . . that, you'll gain fresh and surprising insights on some of the world's most captivating and perplexing royals.

About the Author:

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.

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