Anne Queen of Great Britain

Queen Anne – Health (Part three)

Read part one here. Read part two here. Read part four here. Read part five here. Read part six here. When the future Queen Anne was born in February 1665, she was noted not to be a strong child. She suffered from a “defluxion in her eyes”, and she was sent abroad to France for [read more]

Mary I of England

The health of Queen Mary I

Mary’s health was perhaps most affected by the situation surrounding Anne Boleyn and her father. In April of 1531, she was ill with ‘hysteria’ for several weeks. She was by then 15 years old, and her illness perhaps coincided with the onset of menstruation. She apparently suffered from painful periods and the emotional ups and [read more]