Louis-Charles Duke of Normandy, son of King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette was beheaded during the French Revolution of 1792.
According the story conveyed at the time, a hypothesis would be that Louis-Charles duke of Normandy, would not have died in prison, but would have been exchanging with another child and taken to the church of Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, in London, England. The clergy would then have protected him until the age of 21. Around 1807, he would have taken a boat to go to Quebec.
The legend in Saint-Hilaire began in the 1950-51 school year when Carl Nadeau and his classmates were called upon by 3 historians from the University of Montreal to do a research on their family tree in order to verify if there was had anomalies in the early 1800s. Curious by nature, arriving
Here is the complete documentary in french of the legend of Louis XVII in Saint-Hilaire.
home Carl mentions this to his father Silvio to only be forbidden from continuing this research beyond his grandfather Alexander.
Following an interview, Mr. Réginald Nadeau explores the idea of this legend:
... Carl Nadeau, with all it's research over time, wrote a manuscript where he rewrote it 4 times. When I took a semi-retirement at the front of one of my businesses, I thought about starting to dig to see if there was anything that could be done with this story, considering that Carl was deceased. So, I approached Joanne Hubert, Carl's sister who lives here in Edmundston, and asked for Carl's documents that she had in her possession and if they were available so that I could browse a bit and get an idea if it was interesting.
Naturally I started digging through the files and then I realized that through these writings there was so much evidence that seems to coincide. On the other hand, there are very few elements other than the ring and the plate, which allow us to prove Carl's statements. So that's why I said to myself we should acquire the land in question where the foundations of the house on the Pointe de Saint-Hilaire. And then, following the purchase of the land, we were able to find evidence that would coincide with Carl's statements ...