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Purple Secret: Genes, Madness and the Royal Houses of Europe by John C. G. Rohl

Purple Secret: Genes, Madness and the Royal Houses of Europe by John C. G. Rohl

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Taking advantage of the recent development of DNA sequencing techniques and the new science of 'molecular biology', the authors trace the porphyria strain through the genealogical maze of Europe's royal dynasties and reach the inescapable conclusion that the royal houses of Britain and Europe are still haunted by the ghost of George III.

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In the 1960s a theory was advanced that King George III suffered from a rare incurable blood disorder known as porphyria. It is an inherited disorder, and questions such as were his ancestors or descendents affected also, and with what consequences are addressed. Taking advantage of the developments in DNA sequencing techniques the porphyria strain is traced through the geneological maze of Europe's royal dynasties. This leads the text to the family of the German Kaiser, to the exhumation in Poland of a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and to Patients A and X, present-day descendents of the houses of Hanover and Windsor. In a collaboration between science and history, they reach the conclusion that the royal houses of Britain and Europe are still haunted by the ghost of George III.

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SKU GOR003531750
Title Purple Secret: Genes, Madness and the Royal Houses of Europe
Author By (author) John C. G. Rohl
Contributor By (author) Martin Warren
Condition ACCEPTABLE
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Transworld Publishers Ltd
Year Published 1998
Page Number 320
ISBN 0593041488
ISBN13 9780593041482
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