Who Was the Man in the Iron Mask?: And Other Historical Mysteries

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Who was Elizabeth I's true father? Did Buckingham poison James I? And who was the Man in the Iron Mask?

These and a host of other tantalizing age-old mysteries that have caused speculation and scandal through the centuries are explored in this intriguing book. Using techniques of modern detection, Hugh Ross Williamson re-evaluates the evidence, examines character and motive, and uses the known facts of the cases to come up with solutions both intriguing and controversial. ...

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Who was Elizabeth I's true father? Did Buckingham poison James I? And who was the Man in the Iron Mask?

These and a host of other tantalizing age-old mysteries that have caused speculation and scandal through the centuries are explored in this intriguing book. Using techniques of modern detection, Hugh Ross Williamson re-evaluates the evidence, examines character and motive, and uses the known facts of the cases to come up with solutions both intriguing and controversial. Shattering myths and propaganda, he exposes a grisly array of murder, lies, intrigue, and conspiracies. Discover the political frame-up surrounding the Gunpowder Plot, the secret identity of Charles I's executioner, Elizabeth I's involvement in the murder of her lover's wife, and much more.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780141390970
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/25/2002
  • Series: Classic History Series
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.18 (d)

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Hugh Ross Williamson (1901-1978) was a prolific author of works of history and fiction. His best-known books include The Gunpowder Plot, a biography of John Harmpden; Kind Kit, an informal biography of Christopher Marlowe; and The Poetry of T. S. Eliot.
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Table of Contents

Epistle Dedicatory 9
Foreword 13
1 History and the Writer 19
2 The Death of William Rufus: 2 August 1100 33
3 The Princes in the Tower? 1485 43
4 The Identity of Perkin Warbeck: 1491 to 1499 55
5 The Parentage of Queen Elizabeth I: 1532 to 1536 65
6 The Murder of Amy Robsart: 8 September 1560 83
7 Holyrood and Kirk o' Field: 9 March 1566 and 10 February 1567 97
8 The Gowrie Conspiracy: 5 August 1600 111
9 The Gunpower Plot: 1604 to 1605 125
10 The Murder of Sir Thomas Overbury: 14 September 1613 139
11 The Poisoning of King James I: 5 March 1625 151
12 The Assassination of Colonel Rainsborough: 29 October 1648 173
13 The Executioner of King Charles I: 30 January 1649 193
14 The Campden Wonder: 16 August 1660 211
15 The Mystery of James de la Cloche: 11 April 1668 to 31 August 1669 227
16 The Man in the Iron Mask: 1669 to 1703 239
17 The Murder of Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey: 12 to 17 October 1678 255
18 The Innocence of Sir John Fenwick: 1688 to 1697 269
19 The Appin Murder: 14 May 1752 295
20 The Diamond Necklace: 1772 to 1791 307
21 The Wives of King George IV: 15 December 1785 to 19 July 1821 327
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