Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Grimaud. Athos, who was a frondist, sent his faithful servant, Grimaud, in to the Vincennes prison as a fake guard. He was supposed to watch closely the imprisoned duke. Beaufort hated him at first, because he didn't talk too much, but when he found out the truth, he was eager to follow the plan made by his friends.
Madame de Chevreuse and Athos. Raoul was in reality an accident; after his birth, the mother left him at the inn where nine months earlier Athos had rested on a cold winter night (Madame de Chevreuse was already there; in the end her famous glamour charmed the count). Athos, recognising his son, adopted the baby and raised him, without telling him who his real parents were.
du Vallon de Bracieux de Pierrefonds. Du Vallon was Porthos' last name. The other two were the names of his estates. He was rich, but not happy because he didn't have a noble title.
because he was against Mazarin. Even though he was in love with the duchess of Longueville, that was not the reason. He was actually on the side of the Fronde, an organisation against Mazarin and the absolute monarchy, which led to a civil war.
they tricked the guards and dressed up in their clothes. Mazarin locked them up in the castle of Rueil because they didn't complete their mission in England, trying to help Charles instead. D'Artagnan was very angry about it, but everyone knew that in the end he would find a plan to escape.
7 . She was really young, but she stole the heart of Athos' son.
Mordaunt. Mordaunt, the son of Milady de Winter (who was decapitated in the first book, "The Three Musqueteers"), was angry at King Charles because he denied his name and inheritance. He disguised himself as an executioner and decapitated Charles I, while Athos, Porthos, Aramis and d'Artagnan were helplessly watching the horrifying scene.
Tedeum. The Prince of Conde led the French army against the Spanish in the Lens battle. The French victory was celebrated with very much enthusiasm on the streets of Paris. On the grounds of this commotion, the royal guards entered the house of Broussel (a member of the Parliament who, with Blancmesnil's help, fought against the raising of the taxes). Broussel was finally released, after being arrested for several days.