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On This Day – 19th November

Posted on: Tue 19 Nov 2019

In 1703, an enigmatic prisoner held for 33 years between various French prisons mysteriously died in Bastille under the reign of King Louis XIV.

The predominating theory stands that this prisoner was the marginally younger twin brother of Louis XIV. This story has been widely explored in literature, theatre and film since Alexandre Dumas’ ‘The Vicomte de Bragelonne’.

Breakfast Producer Leon Bishop discusses the historical truths and unknowns of this story with Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis.

Produced by Leon Bishop

Image Sourced: Prosopee (CC-BY-SA-3.0)


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