New Book Explores What Really Happened To Louis XVII
Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette died by guillotine during the French Revolution in 1793. The fate of their son, Louis XVII, however, has been shrouded in mystery for more than 200 years.
The history books say that Louis XVII - incarcerated simply because he was the future king - died in prison in 1795 at age 10 from tuberculosis. But from the beginning, rumors swirled that the young prince had escaped to safety, leaving a substitute to die in his place.
In the new book, Louis XVII Survived the Temple Prison: The DNA Proof, author and Louis XVII descendant Charles Louis de Bourbon traces the family tree of the House of Bourbon (the oldest European royal family) beginning with Hugues Capet in 987 - a line more than 1000 years old!
The author leaves no stone unturned regarding the centuries-long mystery, discussing in great detail Louis XVII's time in prison, the circumstances surrounding his escape, the exhumation and testing of various remains, the abundance of imposters claiming to be Louis XVII and the DNA evidence that finally puts the rumors to rest.
Peppered with personal stories of the author's lifelong quest to not only unearth the truth but also to share it with the world, the book aims to prove conclusively - through advanced DNA evidence - that Louis XVII did indeed escape the Temple prison and was the author's great-great-grandfather.
Prince Charles Louis de Bourbon was raised in Holland but left in 1952 to settle in Canada, where he met his wife of 64 years, Arline, and where he lived and worked until his retirement in 2005.
Louis XVII Survived the Temple Prison: The DNA Proof
Release date: March 2017
Available at www.Amazon.com.