Holy Blood, Holy Grail - Part 1, Chapter 4, Secret Documents Summary & Analysis

Michael Baigent
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Part 1, Chapter 4, Secret Documents Summary

In 1956 a series of books, articles, pamphlets, and other documents began to appear in public. Some of the work, primarily novels, were published in the mainstream press. However, most of the material had been published privately and donated to the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. The novels, most notably those by Gerard de Sede, seemed to be teasing the public about a secret hinted at but never revealed. The novelist, de Sede, implied in his stories that he knew more than he had revealed. This inference leads the authors of this book to believe that M. de Sede had an informant. The authors discover this informant was Pierre Plantard, a person who would play a key role in the authors' investigation.

Among these mass-market paperback books, there are also articles and pamphlets and interviews that clearly came from...

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