Claire, I recently read that the present Queen Elizabeth II was once asked to have the bones of Henry VIII examined to find out the “real” cause of his death, but she refused. Why do you think that is? Wouldn’t it help put to rest that he died of blood poisoning or syphilis, which some historians can’t seem to agree to? (Maybe she just wants the big tyrant to “rest in peace”?

[faq answer]

1 thought on “Claire, I recently read that the present Queen Elizabeth II was once asked to have the bones of Henry VIII examined to find out the “real” cause of his death, but she refused. Why do you think that is? Wouldn’t it help put to rest that he died of blood poisoning or syphilis, which some historians can’t seem to agree to? (Maybe she just wants the big tyrant to “rest in peace”?”

  1. rxphan says:

    I hope that I am remembering correctly but I think I also read something that the Queen would not allow ANY DNA testing on any of the buried royals. Apparently DNA testing could reveal surprises about paternity and bloodlines.

Please note: Comment moderation is currently enabled so there will be a delay between when you post your comment and when it shows up.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.