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Historical Mysteries

By Andrew Lang


These Essays, which appeared, with two exceptions, in The Cornhill Magazine, 1904, have been revised, and some alterations, corrections, and additions have been made in them. 'Queen Oglethorpe,' in which Miss Alice Shield collaborated, doing most of the research, is reprinted by the courteous permission of the editor, from Blackwood's Magazine. A note on 'The End of Jeanne de la Motte,' has been added as a sequel to 'The Cardinal's Necklace:' it appeared in The Morning Post, the Editor kindly granting leave to republish.

The author wishes to acknowledge the able assistance of Miss E.M. Thompson, who made researches for him in the British Museum and at the Record Office.

I - The Case of Elizabeth Canning
II - The Murder of Escovedo
III - The Campden Mystery
IV - The Case of Allan Breck
V - The Cardinal's Necklace
VI - The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser: The Child of Europe
VII - The Gowrie Conspiracy
VIII - The Strange Case of Daniel Dunglas Home

IX - The Case of Captain Green
X - Queen Oglethorpe (in collaboration with Miss Alice Shield)
XI - The Chevalier D'Éon
XII - Saint-Germain the Deathless
XIII - The Mystery of the Kirks
XIV - The End of Jeanne de la Motte

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