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Subject: New Theory About Henry VIII's Health Problems
Date Posted: 3/16/2011 8:11 AM ET
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Under a misleading title, this article proposes that Henry VIII's health problems were caused by an X-linked genetic disorder and a rare blood type. It begins:

Among a long list of personality quirks and historical drama, Henry VIII is known for the development of health problems in midlife and a series of miscarriages for two of his wives. In a new study, researchers propose that Henry had an X-linked genetic disorder and a rare blood type that could explain many of his problems.

Date Posted: 3/16/2011 8:49 AM ET
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Very interesting Genie.  Maybe they will let some genetic samples be taken for testing.  That is there are any viable samples?

Date Posted: 3/16/2011 10:18 AM ET
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I'm still struggling with "bioarchaeologist"......
Date Posted: 3/16/2011 10:53 AM ET
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I'm still struggling with "bioarchaeologist"......

Seriously. LOL!

Letty, IDK. You would think, but then the Brits don't allow testing of RIII. So ......

Date Posted: 3/16/2011 11:50 AM ET
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Brits don't allow testing of RIII. So ......   Oh really?  What are they hiding?devil

No seriously what did they want to test RIII for?  Scoliosis?

Date Posted: 3/16/2011 12:06 PM ET
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Some grad student wanted to re-do the 1930s test using a hair sample. This was maybe a year or 18 months ago. The Brits said no. Sorry, it was the princes, not their uncle. LOL!

Date Posted: 3/16/2011 1:03 PM ET
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I've also heard they think Henry VIII's health problems were caused by syphillis, or diabetes, or both.

Date Posted: 3/16/2011 6:52 PM ET
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Peggy,  I have to agree with you.

Genie, It would at least answer the question if those are the Princes?    Lord we have been talking about the pretender Perkin  Warbeck,or as I have dubbed him Richie.   if they would have done DNA testing on the bodies, and found it to been them.  Sandra Worth could have picked a different subject for her lastest book.

Date Posted: 3/16/2011 7:36 PM ET
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Jerelyn, lol. We'd all have been saved from that if they'd allowed testing on what were supposedly the young prince's bodies.

Although, we seem to be in a minority about that book. devil