It's 1649: Mazarin hires the impoverished D'Artagnan to find the other musketeers: Cromwell has overthrown the English king, so Mazarin fears revolt, particularly from the popular Beaufort. Porthos, bored with riches and wanting a title, signs on, but Aramis, an abbé, and Athos, a brawler raising an intellectual son, assist Beaufort in secret. When they fail to halt Beaufort's escape from prison, the musketeers are expendable, and Mazarin sends them to London to rescue Charles I. They are also pursued by Justine, the avenging daughter of Milady de Winter, their enemy 20 years ago. They must escape England, avoid Justine, serve the Queen, and secure Beauford's political reforms. Written by
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Several aspects of Justine's character are changed for the film. In the book, this character is male, and his name is John Francis de Winter. However, when King Charles learned that Milady had been married to Athos, John is declared a bastard, and deprived of his family name. Thus, he is know as Mordaunt. Secondly, in the book Milady and Rochefort were never lovers, so it is never stated or implied that Rochefort was his father. It is left unclear whether Athos or the Lord de Winter was the boy's father. See more
Balloons (both hot air hydrogen) were invented in 1783, 122 years after the death of Cardinal Mazarin. See more
The people of England will permit anything - except cruelty to horses and a rise in the price of beer.
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