A clip from Russell’s riveting virtual tour, The Death of Kings. Compelling listening. Disgusting behaviours, disgusting diseases, disgusting deaths, disgusting post mortem episodes. The attraction of repulsion. Posisoning, over-indulgence, stabbing, sexual deviance… it’s medical history, royal history, social history, culinary history, mortuary history, etc. all rolled up into one. Great listen. Though you’ll need a strong stomach.
“58 horrible medical treatments in five days…he apologised to his courtiers for taking so long to die”