Monday, November 20, 2017

Fact of the Day: Joan of England

During the reign of King Edward III of England, the Black Death was a major problem. However like almost every kind of disease and disaster, it was not as serious on the royals and nobles. The only Plantagenet to die of Black Death during his reign was his daughter Joan.  

12 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Only one!

NanaDiana said...

Wow! That is amazing..only one!

Pat Hatt said...

Gotta love being the 1 percent.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Royals and nobles weren't as exposed to rats, I guess that must be why.

Christine said...

Interesting.

Birgit said...

This is interesting since nobody bathed during this time.

stephen Hayes said...

I guess royals could flee the cities and hide out on country estates until the plague passed.

JACKIESUE said...

not like they came in contact with a lot of rats

Martha said...

That's interesting. I had no idea.

Fundy Blue said...

What a horrible way for anyone to die. I look at Joan's placid face in the painting and wonder if she had any inkling of the terrible way she would die.

Unknown said...

Because a majority of individuals of the Plantagents line carry a genetic mutation (known as CCR5-Ä32) that prevents the haemorrhagic fevers virus from entering the cells of the immune system. High levels of the gene are found in Scandinavia. Studies have shown that these individuals also have nearly a complete resistence to HIV-1.

Gemmelius Grammaticus said...

Not true. Shouldn't get yer history from Monty Python