Medical Downfall of the Tudors: Sex, Reproduction & Succession Audiobook, by Sylvia Barbara Soberton Play Audiobook Sample

Medical Downfall of the Tudors: Sex, Reproduction & Succession Audiobook

Medical Downfall of the Tudors: Sex, Reproduction & Succession Audiobook, by Sylvia Barbara Soberton Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Christine Rendel Publisher: Tantor Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: June 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781666116021

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55:09 minutes

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03:31 minutes

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24:31 minutes

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The Tudor dynasty died out because there was no heir of Elizabeth I's body to succeed her. Henry VIII, despite his six marriages, had produced no legitimate son who would live into old age. Three of the reigning Tudors (Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I) died without heirs apparent, the most tragic case being that of Mary Tudor, who went through two recorded cases of phantom pregnancy. If it were not for physical frailty and the lack of reproductive health among the Tudors, the course of history might have been different.

This book concentrates on the medical downfall of the Tudors, examining their gynecological history and medical records.

● Did you know that an archival source suggests that Henry VIII may have suffered from venereal disease or a urinary tract infection?

● It is generally assumed that Katharine of Aragon went through menopause by 1524, but primary sources tell a different tale.

● Did you know that Jane Seymour's coronation in 1537 was postponed and later cancelled because of the plague? She was originally to be crowned on 29 September 1536.

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About Sylvia Barbara Soberton

Sylvia Barbara Soberton is the author of The Forgotten Tudor Women: Anne Seymour, Jane Dudley & Elizabeth Parr, The Forgotten Tudor Women: Margaret Douglas, Mary Howard & Mary Shelton, and Golden Age Ladies: The Women Who Shaped the Courts of Henry VIII and Francis I.

About Christine Rendel

Christine Rendel is a British-born award-winning audiobook narrator and producer and actor living in New York. She has narrated over sixty fiction and nonfiction books for major and independent publishers, and maintains a professional home studio on the bucolic north fork of eastern Long Island. She is the SOVAS Voice Arts Award winner 2020 for Classics Narration.