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Purple secret : genes, 'madness' and the royal houses of Europe

Author: John C G Röhl; Martin Warren; David Hunt
Publisher: [England] : Corgi Books, 1999.
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First published in 1998, this is a study, based on DNA sequencing, that traces the porphyria stain through the genealogical maze of Europe's royal dynasties to the present day descendants of the  Read more...

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Named Person: George, King of Great Britain
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C G Röhl; Martin Warren; David Hunt
ISBN: 0552145505 9780552145503
OCLC Number: 48945409
Description: 410 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: The porphyria controversy --
On the trail of living descendants --
'Madness' and King George III --
The 'family complaint' : the fifteen children of George III --
The 'hereditary malady' : the 'peculiarities' of Queen Victoria --
Vicky --
'Charlotte the brat' --
Feodora, our last princess --
Ancient DNA --
Blood and bones : the search for the royal mutation --
Alexandra, Russia's tragic Tsarina --
The ghosts of Windsor --
Conclusion --
Science, tetrapyrroles and porphyria.
Responsibility: John C.G. Rohl, Martin Warren & David Hunt.

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