Was Napoleon Poisoned: and Other Unsolved Mysteries of Royal History

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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. 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,...
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Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780470041260
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet 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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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Who (or What) Killed King Tut?

Chapter 2: Did King Herod Slaughter Bethlehem's Babies?

Chapter 3:Who Was the Real King Arthur?

Chapter 4: Did Richard III Murder the Princes in the Tower?

Chapter 5: Perkin Warbeck: Pretend Pretender or Real Royal?

Chapter 6: Did Henry VIII Doom the Tudor Dynasty With Syphilis?

Chapter 7: Is "Mary Mary" the Bloody English Queen?.

Chapter 8: Did Mary Queen of Scots Murder Her Husband?

Chapter 9: Did Elizabeth I Plot the Murder of a Famous Playwright?

Chapter 10: Who Was the Man in the Iron Mask?

Chapter 11: Did Catherine the Great Really Do "That"

Chapter 12: What Made George III Insane?

Chapter 13: Was George IV a Bigamist?

Chapter 14: What Happened to the Lost Dauphin of France?

Chapter 15: Was Napoléon Murdered?

Chapter 16: Was Queen Victoria Sleeping With Her Servant?

Chapter 17: Did the Crown Prince Kill Himself, or Was He Murdered?

Chapter 18: Was Anna Anderson Russia's Anastasia?

Chapter 19: Why Was Edward VIII So Crazy About Mrs. Simpson?

Chapter 20: Did Secret Agents Assassinate Princess Diana?

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