In 1847 Alexander Dumas would write his third story featuring characters introduced in his famous D’Artagnan trilogy starring the three musketeers. This third story would feature an imprisoned son of royalty whose identity remained hidden behind an iron mask, securing the place of Louis XIV on the French throne. While Dumas’ work was one of fiction, the basis of the story comes from rumors that spread during the late 1600’s and early 1700’s. Was this prisoner a real person? If so, who was this man behind the iron mask? Join us this episode as we look into the various theories behind this masked inmates identity.