The Audacious

7 Preface “The Audacious” is a true narrative that has been carefully researched. It began with the King of Persia desiring to establish an alliance with France in order that he might be able to conquer Muscat with the help of the French(1) as he was so concerned about the Omanis being in control of all the waters surrounding Persia. The King of France’s motive was for France to engage (1) Omani-French Relations 1715-1905, Author, BPC Wheatone Ltd, Exeter, UK, 1996.