Re: bairns of anne and george
- Furthermore, the digital programme "Royal Deaths and Diseases" focussed on childbirth a few weeks ago:
1) Mary I - who was unable to conceive but appeared to be heavily pregnant. She had even prepared a proclamation for the birth of a son - the cause was apparently a pituitary gland cancer.
2) Anne - who was mishandled when pregnant, quite apart from having married a cousin.
3) Charlotte, daughter of the Prince Regent - whose only pregnancy was also mishandled, with doubly fatal results.
--- In email@example.com, __ a n n e___ <jn1947@...> wrote:
> lark... he was also closely related to his wife, whose great-grandfather James VI/I was married to Anne OF DENMARK. Presumably they were second cousins - this must have contributed to the extreme unhealthiness of their offspring.
> anne... i think you may be ont he right tracjk. Anne had SO many pregnancies. If we look at probability theory, we would have to think that one or two infants would survive to maturity. Yet there were so many problems with anne producing healthy offspring that we must see in this scenario a genetic situation arising.... something operating more than happenstance.