Mortal Monarchs: 1000 Years of Royal Deaths (Paperback)
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Mortal Monarchs: 1000 Years of Royal Deaths (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 06/07/2023
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'A brilliant, funny and thought-provoking book' - Jonn Elledge
'Compelling, provocative, and utterly brilliant' - Dr Estelle Paranque

THIS PAPERBACK FEATURES ADDITIONAL MATERIAL ON HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II

How the monarchs of England and Scotland met their deaths has been a wonderful mixture of violence, infections, overindulgence and occasional regicide. In Mortal Monarchs, medical historian Dr Suzie Edge examines 1,000 years of royal deaths to uncover the plots, accusations, rivalries, and ever-present threat of poison that the kings and queens of old faced.

From the "bloody" fascinating story behind Oliver Cromwell's demise and the subsequent treatment of his corpse and whether the arrow William II caught in the chest was an accident or murder, to Henry IV's remarkable skin condition and the red-hot poker up Edward II's rear end, Mortal Monarchs captivates, grosses-out and informs.

In school many of us learned the dates they died and who followed them, but sadly never heard the varied - and oft-gruesome - way our monarchs met their maker. Featuring original medical research, this history forms a rich record not just of how these people died, but how we thought about and treated the human body, in life and in death.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472294234
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 194 x 126 x 26 mm

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“Highly Recommend”

An insightful and witty history of the mortality of monarchs and a fantastic read! Great for students and equally as helpful for anyone in need of an interesting anecdote!

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“Interesting reading”

Nice easy read with some humour thrown in. Not too historical but also gives enough information to understand the context. As a historian, I enjoyed this read and liked the layout - made it easy to pick up and put... More

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