Medical Histories of English Royalty

If you're like me, your confused by all the Edwards and Elizabeths and Tudors and Plantagenets and so forth. You might want, therefore, to take a look at a simple graphical diagram of the lineage of English monarchs.

Pre-Norman kings (reigned before 1066)

Norman kings (reigned 1066-1154) Plantagenet kings (reigned 1154-1485) Tudor royalty (reigned 1485-1603) Stuart royalty (reigned 1603-1714) Hanoverian royalty (reigned 1714-present)
Cited Sources
  1. Brewer, Clifford. The Death of Kings: A Medical History of the Kings and Queens of England. London: Abson Books, 2000.
  2. Evans, Michael. The Death of Kings: Royal Deaths in Medieval England. London, New York: Hambledon and London, 2003.
  3. Holmes, Frederick. The Sickly Stuarts: The Medical Downfall of a Dynasty. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing, 2003.

    Comment: Reviewed in New Engl J Med. 2004;350:2014-2015, from which all references here are taken.

  4. Appleby, Louis. A Medical Tour through the Whole Island of Great Britain. London; Boston: Faber and Faber, 1995.
    a  p.8
  5. Marion, Robert. Was George Washington Really the Father of our Country?. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1994.
    a  p.145