Thursday, January 15, 2004

Check out my uncle's book

Disease, disaster, and disability plagued the Stuart Family during the period they ruled England, 1603 to 1714. Dementia in James I, the beheading of Charles I, acute mercury poisoning in Charles II, a nosebleed in James II, acute hemorraghic smallpox in Mary II and lupus erythematosus in Queen Anne took them "off the throne", one by one.

My uncle Fred is a retired Doctor and is pioneering a new breed of Medical Historians.