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Henry VIII ruled for 37 years, a period that saw him establish England on the world stage. But his reign was also marked by tumult, including his break with the Catholic Church, drastic changes to ...


Surpassing 300 pounds, the king suffered astoundingly poor health. He was plagued with severe headaches, constipation and recurrent fever. His foul-smelling, ulcerated legs could barely support him; he was sometimes carried around his luxuriously appointed palaces in a chair and lowered onto his unfortunate horse by a sort of crane.


“After the accident—just before he became estranged from the second of his six wives, Anne Boleyn—the king, once sporty and generous, became cruel, vicious and paranoid.…” The 1536 injury put an end to Henry’s jousting days and aggravated his already serious leg problems.


As horrible as King’s wrong-leg amputation is, that is not the only or even the worst medical outrage to take place at the hospital during a nightmarish 26-day spell that threatens to wipe out a ...


Thanks to a lame leg, King Philip II’s body identified in ancient tomb This bone could be the left leg of King Philip II of Macedon, who was left lame after his leg was punctured with a lance.


Henry VIII was King of England from 1509 until his death in 1547. He is best known for six marriages and his effort to annul his first marriage, which led to the separation of the Church of ...


King Tut's parents might have been brother and sister, causing the child pharaoh to suffer from severe genetic disorders, according to the results of a new study of King Tut's remains.


The “legs up the wall” yoga pose relieves anxiety, stress and tired legs (lie on back near a wall. Lift lower limbs up the wall and scoot butt against the wall). It feels marvelous as blood drains from the lower limbs! Svetlana Pankratova of Russia purportedly has the longest legs of any woman in the world – at 1.32 m or 4.33 ft.


Not that leg! New rules to fight surgery errors ... In one infamous 1995 case a doctor amputated Willie King’s wrong foot; indeed, the mixups are thought to be most frequent in orthopedic surgery.


In 1995, Willie King had the wrong foot amputated. We used Cause Mapping to see how hospitals can work to prevent wrong-site surgery in the future. 281.412.7766