Edition: 2024
Pages: 380
Series: EL
ISBN: 9788858111352

The Prisoners of Savoy. The true story of the conspiracy of Fenestrelle

Alessandro Barbero



Between 1860 and 1861 the army of the Two Sicilies was defeated, its men taken prisoner, transported from Capua to the North, and enrolled against their will in the Italian army.
A rich and detailed account of what really happened at Fenestrelle told by one of Italy’s best known and most loved historians.

That one of Fenestrelle is a very disputed and controversial story: in recent times it has been assimilated to a death camp like Auschwitz or Belzec where 8000 men who had refused to repudiate the King and their native land had died from hunger and cold. Barbero shows as this interpretation is false and misleading and tells us the inn and outs of an exemplar historic affair.

The author

Alessandro Barbero

Alessandro Barbero is Italy’s best known historian. His books are all bestsellers in Italy and abroad and his ‘History Lessons’ are widely followed live and on social. He teaches Medieval History at the University of Eastern Piedmont. His latest book, Dante (2020), has sold more than 250,000 copies and has been translated in more than 20 countries.

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