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Mortal Monarchs: 1000 Years of Royal Deaths

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I mean, I've read certain peoples stories, both non fiction and fiction mutiple times in different books. A surprisingly fun little journey into the gruesome causes of death of the kings and queens of England since the 900s.

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One proviso if you are particularly squeamish this might not be for you as the author does go into a fair bit of detail and describes her fair share of bodily fluids along the way but this is a good book nevertheless.I have already shown my copy to plenty of friends, and it's one I'll want to read again and er, re-digest. 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.

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I actually wanted MORE detail of their ruling years in many cases, but this information is available elsewhere of course.She is the owner and founder of British History Tours, a tour company for those who love British History. Suzie Edge, who excellently reads her own book, takes each king from William I through George VI and explains in detail how they died - with some extras like Henry VIII’s wives thrown in.

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Anyway, this might sound morbid, but it's my kind of guilty pleasure to read about these things and the way this book was written couldn't have been more perfect.

Always on the lookout for gory historical details, Suzie loves telling stories of how we have treated our human bodies in life and in death.

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