The Man in the Iron Mask: The True Story of the Most Famous Prisoner in History and the Four Musketeers

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Constable, 2005 - France - 348 pages
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Oxford historian Roger Macdonald has spent five years unravelling fact from fiction to uncover the true story of the Musketeers and their connection with the Man in the Iron Mask. It is a reality more extraordinary than any tale Dumas could devise. Honour and heroism, betrayal and intrigue, are set amidst the lust, jealousy and deadly poisons that made the Sun King's court a world of frenzied paranoia. The Musketeers ride again across the pages of real history in this superbly researched account, and in his exciting denouement Macdonald at last reveals the identity of the Man in the Iron Mask.

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Great work but bad conclusion

User Review  - eshalis - Borders

This book is full of historical accounts and sources that surround the Man in the Iron Mask. The Problem is the Author's conclusion on the identity. It has to be a member of the blood royal in order ... Read full review


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Roger Macdonald is a writer, journalist and television producer. He studied history at Oxford, specialising in the French Ancien Regime. His many books include a historical guide to Provence and the Cote d'Azur.

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