Yesterday my first offering to the Made Global’s “History in a Nutshell” series hit the shelves and I am happy down to my toes. It’s entitled Henry VIII’s Health in a Nutshell and it’s available in paperback and ebook format. It also has a highly complimentary blurb. I really like highly complimentary blurbs. I’m needy that way.
Tudor histories are rife with “facts” about Henry VIII’s life and health, but as a medical anthropologist, Kyra Kramer, author of Blood Will Tell, has learned one should never take those “facts” at face value. In Henry VIII’s Health in a Nutshell, Kramer highlights the various health issues that Henry suffered throughout his life and proposes a few new theories for their causes, based on modern medical findings. Known for her readability and excellent grasp of the intricacies of modern medical diagnostics, Kyra Kramer gives the reader a new understanding of Henry VIII’s health difficulties, and provides new insights into their possible causes.
It is in august company, considering the nutshell books are excellent. If you want some interesting, well-written facts about a topic in a novella length format, I can highly recommend Catherine Carey in a Nutshell, Thomas Cranmer in a Nutshell, Sweating Sickness in a Nutshell, and Mary Boleyn in a Nutshell.
Obviously, I hope you all buy Henry VIII’s Health in a Nutshell and enjoy reading it!