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*Read E-pub ⚤ The Man in the Iron Mask: The Mystery Solved Ë Alexandre Dumas said that his famous Three Musketeers never existed, but Athos, Aramis and Porthos were flesh and blood Their supposedly fictional duel with Cardinal Richelieu s guards actually took place inand Charles d Artagnan, a teenager on his first day in Paris, fought alongside the Musketeers According to Oxford historian Macdonald, several other elements of the tale are also based in fact the Cardinal s agent, Milady de Winter, really was an English aristocrat, and against all odds, the country boy without influence, d Artagnan, did succeed in becoming Captain of the King s Musketeers, the only man whom Louis XIV could trust to arrest his over mighty minister, Fouquet It was d Artagnan who escorted Fouquet to the feared Alpine fortress of Pignerol, wherein lived the most mysterious of all prisoners, the Man in the Iron Mask Macdonald has spent five years unraveling fact from fiction to reveal the true story of the Musketeers and their link with the Man in the Iron Mask It is a reality extraordinary than anything Dumas could devise Honor and heroism, betrayal and intrigue, are set amidst the lust, jealousy, and deadly poisons that made the Sun King s court a world of glittering paranoia Touch Not the Cat but Athos The Charmer’s Box Aramis and Porthos were flesh and blood Their supposedly fictional duel with Cardinal Richelieu s guards actually took place inand Charles d Artagnan The Charmer’s Box: Poetry a teenager on his first day in Paris Red Roots (Vampire Empire, fought alongside the Musketeers According to Oxford historian Macdonald What to Do Until Love Finds You: The Bestselling Guide to Preparing Yourself for Your Perfect Mate several other elements of the tale are also based in fact the Cardinal s agent Rizal Beyond the Grave: A Reiteration of the Greatness of the Martyr of Bagumbayan Milady de Winter The Velvet Years: Warhol's Factory, 1965-67 really was an English aristocrat Last Words of Saints and Sinners: 700 Final Quotes from the Famous, the Infamous, and the Inspiring Figures of History and against all odds Sineater the country boy without influence Winters Heat (Omega Boys, d Artagnan Dahlia Black did succeed in becoming Captain of the King s Musketeers Dahlia Black the only man whom Louis XIV could trust to arrest his over mighty minister Dahlia Black: A Novel Fouquet It was d Artagnan who escorted Fouquet to the feared Alpine fortress of Pignerol The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness wherein lived the most mysterious of all prisoners The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness the Man in the Iron Mask Macdonald has spent five years unraveling fact from fiction to reveal the true story of the Musketeers and their link with the Man in the Iron Mask It is a reality extraordinary than anything Dumas could devise Honor and heroism Kokoro: de wegen van het hart betrayal and intrigue 2 are set amidst the lust Managerial Decision Making jealousy His Punishment and deadly poisons that made the Sun King s court a world of glittering paranoia The version I read does not have the The Mystery Solved in the title I wouldn t have bought the book if it did This is like reading juicy gossips from another era Tremendously enjoyable but dubious in historical accuracy Good for reading on the beach, etc. Roger Macdonald s absorbing work is prefaced by an equally and appetisingly interesting introduction, sprinkled with erudite names and venerable places.The story that follows is a rewarding historical insight into the true four musketeers later made famous by Alexandre Dumas and life at the French court under Louis XIII and then his son, Louis XIV, the Sun King.Macdonald s tapestry is weaved from myriad historical documents which point to different inferences than the conclusions drawn by ea Roger Macdonald s absorbing work is prefaced by an equally and appetisingly interesting introduction, sprinkled with erudite names and venerable places.The story that follows is a rewarding historical insight into the true four musketeers later made famous by Alexandre Dumas and life at the French court under Louis XIII and then his son, Louis XIV, the Sun King.Macdonald s tapestry is weaved from myriad historical documents which point to different inferences than the conclusions drawn by earlier investigators into the existence and true identity of the man in the iron mask.Not only is the court life of Louis XIV diarised by the author in itself intriguing but rarely known pieces of d Artagnan s compelling life and colourful personality are brought to the reader s eye Macdonald reveals a time when intrigue, innuendo, poisonings, incrimination and jealousy thrived at court and were the fabric of everyday life.A highly recommended read, revealing some fascinating insights A very fascinating and enjoyable journey into 17th of the intrigues and turmoils of France in the centuries preceding the Revolution the plotting and power struggles of the French courtiers for ascendancy of diplomats and spies of the Musketeers.MacDonald introduces us to three Musketeers in pa A very fascinating and enjoyable journey into 17th 18th Century France during the reigns of Louis XIII and his son, Louis XIV, the Sun King.It is the time of the dominance of Cardinal Richelieu and his successor, Mazarin, and of the royal mistresses of the intrigues and turmoils of France in the centuries preceding the Revolution the plotting and power struggles of the French courtiers for ascendancy of diplomats and spies of the Musketeers.MacDonald introduces us to three Musketeers in particular who were far ffrom being bastards of the imagination of Alexandre Dumas, writingthan two centuries after events.And so MacDonald has his candidate for the famous Mask and summarily takes the reader through events from the first appearance of the mask leading up to his final moments of freedom before his decades of incarceration MacDonald using original documents as he outlines his case for the Mask whilst assessing and disproving the case for other nominees, including Nicholas Fouquet and the Comte de Lauzan.MacDonald declares that the identity of the Mask will not be revealed even if the impudent reader fast tracks to the back sections of the book outline the cast of characters, the chronology of events, and the chapter notes However, this reader cottoned on to the identity of the mask fairly early in the piece.This tome has a place on the shelf of any French History enthusiast or those who love a good mystery For in this tome we discover a plausible candidate for the Mask and the reasons for his incarceration.Another fascinating tome to add to my own personal library.See my review here This was a hoot to read a great little piece of pseudo history that joins a lot of tenuous dots together to provide a new slant on the famous musketeers and man in the iron mask.Macdonald does a very nice job of summarising the important events of the period, and showing where the people on whom Dumas based his characters slot in I have a new appreciation for D Artagnan the historical version is if anythingimpressive than Dumas s character.However, Macdonald also goes a lot further th This was a hoot to read a great little piece of pseudo history that joins a lot of tenuous dots together to provide a new slant on the famous musketeers and man in the iron mask.Macdonald does a very nice job of summarising the important events of the period, and showing where the people on whom Dumas based his characters slot in I have a new appreciation for D Artagnan the historical version is if anythingimpressive than Dumas s character.However, Macdonald also goes a lot further than his cited evidence justifies in speculating on some of the details, and in his take on who the man in the iron mask actually was It makes a good conspiracy story, but is not sufficiently supported with evidence.Well written and fun to read, but not to be taken too seriously