Lucy Worsley’s Fit to Rule Programme

| April 12, 2013

Lucy Worsley’s Fit to Rule Programme

I mentioned this BBC TV series on The Anne Boleyn Files Facebook page the other day and wanted to feedback on it. The first programme in the series was called Tudors to Stuarts: From Gods to Men, so was perfect viewing for Tudor fans. I made notes on the Tudor part of the programme and […]

Henry VIII, Kell Blood Group and McLeod Syndrome

| March 7, 2011

Henry VIII, Kell Blood Group and McLeod Syndrome

Back in February, I wrote about a new report published by American researchers Catrina ­Whitley and Kyra Kramer in “The Historical Journal”, and for some reason it’s back in the news and is a hot topic at the moment. The report, entitled “A New Explanation for the Reproductive Woes and Midlife Decline of Henry VIII” […]

Should Henry VIII be Exhumed and Would it Provide the Answer to his Tyranny?

| February 15, 2011

Should Henry VIII be Exhumed and Would it Provide the Answer to his Tyranny?

On Sunday 13th February, there was a report on The Daily Express and Sunday Express website entitled “Queen Asked: May We Dig Up Henry VIII?”. The article opened with the following:- “THE Queen is to be asked for permission to exhume the body of Henry VIII in a bid to prove that a rare ­disease […]

Henry VIII and Tudor Medicine

| August 13, 2009

Was Henry VIII a hypochondriac? Did he suffer from ill health? How ould he have been treated in Tudor times? This video explores Tudor medicine and the health of this notorious king.