The man in the Iron Mask.

@TRBRocks420 (84566)
Banks, Oregon
March 18, 2018 5:55pm CST
Hey, everyone and, I hope all is well in your neck of the woods. I am here with a little about the man in the iron mask, it is claimed by writer Voltaire, that he was King Louie the 14th's older brother and, rightfully the true king, but king Louie had him put into prison with an Iron Mask, for 34 years so nobody would know. Sounds insane but if you think like a greedy, power hungry person it does some what make sense. Who ever it was. What a awful experience it must have been. What have you heard about the man in the iron mask? Photo is from Wikipedia, but my main source for the information is a show called forbidden history.
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@AmbiePam (50265)
• United States
18 Mar
Man, I hadn't thought about that movie in ages. Wasn't Leonardo DiCaprio in it back when he was more boyish looking?
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@TRBRocks420 (84566)
• Banks, Oregon
18 Mar
I don't think I ever saw it. I'm interested now though.
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• San Jose, California
19 Mar
Yes, and played both the roles of the man in the mask and Louis XIV. Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, GĂ©rard Depardieu, and Gabriel Byrne all played Musketeers. Hugh Laurie was in it too.
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@BelleStarr (39880)
• United States
19 Mar
I think Louis' mother would have had a little something to say about that, she was no shrinking violet.
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@TRBRocks420 (84566)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Mar
Well you may want to watch the forbidden history show, this is not about the movie this is real historians saying this.
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@BelleStarr (39880)
• United States
19 Mar
@TRBRocks420 I have read about this but the man was arrested in 1669, he would have been almost 31 years old if he was Louis twin, where was he before that? And why choose one twin over the other. He is mot likely Mazarin's valet who just knew too much.
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@TRBRocks420 (84566)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Mar
@BelleStarr In my opinion there would be no reason to put someone in a iron mask unless it was your brother, who if people found out would become king.
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@Essjayd (1619)
18 Mar
I think Royalty have been guilty of imprisoning their relatives on several occasions over the years. Whether to gain power or avoid the supposed embarrassment of having disabled or mentally ill relatives!
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@TRBRocks420 (84566)
• Banks, Oregon
18 Mar
I think you're right my friend, but how very sad to stoop so low.
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@Essjayd (1619)
19 Mar
@TRBRocks420 Couldn't agree more! I read recently that 2 of our current Queen's first cousins lived their lives in an asylum due to learning disabilities! It saddens me how different their lives should have been!
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@mandala100 (52634)
• Hong Kong
19 Mar
@TRBRock420 I wonder why people could ever do such an evil thing my friend?
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@TRBRocks420 (84566)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Mar
I don't know my friend.
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@mandala100 (52634)
• Hong Kong
22 Mar
@TRBRocks420 That's alright my friend.
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@Deepizzaguy (15557)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
18 Mar
I have heard of the movies of the same name but never seen it.
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@TRBRocks420 (84566)
• Banks, Oregon
18 Mar
I have never seen the movies yet either.
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@Deepizzaguy (15557)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
19 Mar
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@teamfreak16 (42070)
• Denver, Colorado
21 Apr
Yeah, what a story. I still need to see the DiCaprio movie.
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@TRBRocks420 (84566)
• Banks, Oregon
21 Apr
Same here very interested after hearing about this.
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@jstory07 (71353)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 Mar
That was a really good movie
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@TRBRocks420 (84566)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Mar
I still haven't seen it yet.
@Shavkat (66205)
• Philippines
19 Mar
I had watched it before. I do like it, too
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@TRBRocks420 (84566)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Mar
I will have to check it out at the library.
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@andriaperry (61376)
• Anniston, Alabama
19 Mar
I love this movie, I have it too
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@TRBRocks420 (84566)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Mar
I will have to look for it, sounds like a good one.
@JudyEv (137389)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Mar
I've never heard of any of this - maybe the movie but that's all. Wow!
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@TRBRocks420 (84566)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Mar
I was quite shocked as well.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
19 Mar
It is a great movie that I watched several times. A much younger Leonardo DiCaprio starred in it.
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@TRBRocks420 (84566)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Mar
I will have to look for the movie.
@Courage7 (18636)
• United States
18 Mar
I have heard of it, but know very little of it. Thanks for sharing it. Yes, what a horrid cruel life.
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@TRBRocks420 (84566)
• Banks, Oregon
18 Mar
You're welcome and, yes that would be horrible.
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@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
18 Mar
I did not know it was a true story!! I will have to watch the Forbidden History program--I see that I can access it on Amazon Prime, that's great. I gave up pay TV and now have a Roku box that my ex gave me with his Netflix and my son added me on his Hulu and Amazon Prime so I have free TV!! I've seen both the 1929 and 1939 versions of the movie and they were both very good. I see from looking it up that there are also more modern versions. I did read the book about 40 years ago and it was very entertaining.
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@TRBRocks420 (84566)
• Banks, Oregon
18 Mar
It's a very interesting program. I will have to look for the movies.
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@snowy22315 (54496)
• United States
18 Mar
I have heard of it..but honestly, I didn't know who wrote it.
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@TRBRocks420 (84566)
• Banks, Oregon
18 Mar
This is not just a work of fiction. It really happened.
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@Tampa_girl7 (26790)
• United States
18 Mar
I've seen a few movies about him. It had to have been a nightmare.
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@TRBRocks420 (84566)
• Banks, Oregon
18 Mar
I will have to rent the movie not sure I have seen it.
@aureliah (19454)
• Kenya
19 Mar
34 years in prison with an iron mask? King Louie was so selfish
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