The Four Musketeers : The True Story of D'Artagnan, Porthos, Aramis and Athos Paperback
An account of the historical background of the real four musketeers, who came to Paris in the 1640s and thus witnessed the last years of Louis XIII and the struggle for control over him between the royal favourite, Cinq-Mars and the dying Cardinal Richelieu; and the rise to power of Cardinal Mazarin.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages, 52 (39 mono, 13 colour)
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/07/2005
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780752435039
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Review by Schmerguls
This is a fairly well-researched book telling of the actual persons on whom Dumas based his characters--whose lives were not intertwined as Dumas portrays them. The account of the Dumas books and their subsequent history is of interest, but some things in this book were of little interest to me; e.g., the weapons of the musketeers, etc. Much of the book seemed non-interesting to me