Posted By Claire on March 22, 2019
I’m back with my latest instalment in the “Questions about Anne Boleyn” series of videos.
Sweating sickness was a strange illness which affected England in five outbreaks between 1485 and 1551. It caused panic because of just how fast it could kill.
In Showtime’s “The Tudors”, we see Anne Boleyn, played by Natalie Dormer, coming down with sweating sickness and managing to fight it off, while others, such as the king’s good friend William Compton, are not so lucky.
But is this true? Did Anne Boleyn really get sweating sickness and, if so, what happened?
Let me tell you all about it in this video…
And here is my one on sweating sickness:
Do check out the other videos in the “Questions about Anne Boleyn” series too – you can find them in a playlist here.