The Death of Kings: A Medical History of the Kings and Queens of England

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Abson, Jan 1, 2000 - England - 264 pages
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A catalogue of the ailments of Britain's monarchs of from Edward the Confessor to Victoria, written by a surgeon. Using the most up-to-date research, Brewer interprets historic accounts of symptoms, odd behaviour and murder to identify the cause of death for each monarch, including new diagnoses for the conditions of Queen Anne and George III. The book concludes with a location list of royal tombs.

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User Review  - gribeaux - LibraryThing

This is learned, and pleasantly gruesome. You have to be in the mood for a bit of grue. Exploding monarchs, and death by general yuk. Reccommended. Read full review

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User Review  - JannytheGib - LibraryThing

A book to dip into. Hopefully, one day a grandchild will ask me how a monarch died, but until then I'll just enjoy it in passing. Read full review

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