Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: King Edward VI

  • The last illness of King Edward VI (1537–1553)

    Son of Henry VIII and of his third wife Jane Seymour, Edward became king of England at the age of nine and reigned for only a little over six years. Because of the importance of having a male heir, his father took every precaution to preserve him from any contagion and especially from contact with…