The Prisoner and the Kings
Toronto, ON: General Publishing Company, Ltd., 1971
The Prisoner and the Kings tells the story of the greatest mystery of modern times. Between 1867 and 1873 a solitary prisoner in a Turkish penal colony wrote a series of letters to the kings and emperors of the day which predicted with amazing accuracy the course of modern history: the fall of nations, the overthrow of individual monarchs, the decline of religious institutions, the rise of world communism, the birth of the State of Israel, and the threat of nuclear contamination.
The Prisoner was Bahá'u'lláh, one of the most remarkable figures in this or any age.
What was the secret behind this handful of amazing communications? What was the source of the Prisoner's knowledge? And what did the letters have to say about us and out future in the twentieth century?
Bahá'u'lláh is a Persian name. There is every likelihood that it will be as well known to your children as their own names.