October 6 – A royal physician who wrote a book on sweating sickness

| October 6, 2022

October 6 – A royal physician who wrote a book on sweating sickness

On this day in Tudor history, 6th October 1510, in the reign of King Henry VIII, John Caius was born at Norwich. John Caius served as a royal physician to Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I, and he was also a theological scholar, founder of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and the author of […]

Sweating Sickness

| August 13, 2010

Sweating Sickness

In June 1528, when Henry VIII was courting Anne Boleyn, one of Anne’s ladies was suddenly taken ill with sweating sickness. Henry, who was paranoid about illness “took off on a flight from safe house to safe house” and Anne went into quarantine at Hever, the Boleyn family home in the Kent countryside. There, Anne […]

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