Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Charles VIII

  • Charles VIII: the king who bumped his head

    Charles VIII was proclaimed king of France in 1470 at the age of thirteen and is remembered in history chiefly for invading Italy to assert his claim to the throne of Naples. He set in motion, by this invasion, a process that left Italy languishing under foreign domination for more than 300 years. During his…