Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Question from Anon - Henry VIII and depression and other illnesses

Did Henry VIII suffer from depression and if so, is there any research into how this affected his decisions?

What illnesses did Henry VIII suffer from?

[I combined two related questions in to one post here. Some previous related threads are linked below. - Lara]


Merry said...

I can't vouch for the accuracy of it, since I haven't even seen it all the way through, but my daughter and I started watching on "Inside the Body of Henry VIII," which might answer quite a bit of your questions. Interesting stuff. I think the show was originally a Nat'l Geographic program.

Gary Meunier said...

I've been surprised by the lack of commentary, at least to my knowledge, on the possible psychiatric status of Henry. One immediately thinks of narcissistic personality disorder and psychopathic disorder. Is there any scholarly writing on this?