Stories of the human body in life and in death (but mostly in death).
Episode 6: King Louis XIV's Rear End
In the 17th century, long before anaesthesia and antiseptics, King Louis XIV of France pulled down his breeches and underwent surgery on a painful a**l fistula. The surgery was a success and elevated surgeons in the minds of the French people and beyond.
It became fashionable in court to sport a bum abscess operation and even a song, still famous the world over today, became popular to commemorate the cutting of the KIng's rear end.
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Epidose 5: Oliver Cromwell's head.
In Januray 1661 three bodies were hanging in chains on the gallows at Tyburn. All three were long since dead and buried but had been dug up for a posthumous execution in revenge for the killing of the king. If thats not strange enough, Oliver Cromwell's head then had another three hundred years of being passed about the place.
Suzie Edge is a medical doctor and historian, fasctinated by how we have treated the human body in life and in death, but let's face it, mostly in death.
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Ep: 4 The death of Henry I of England
Did you hear the one about the seeping King juices?
In episode 4 of the Warts 'n' All podcast, we talk about the death of Henry I of England, from his surfeit of Lampreys, and what happened to the Kings body.
There's a wee glimpse into the death of his son William in the White Ship Disaster too.
YouTube: Suzie Edge
See you there.
Ep3: The death of William Rufus, William II of England
William Rufus, third son of William the Conqueror, took the throne of England in 1087. In 1100 he was struck down by an arrow whilst out hunting in the New Forest. Was it an accident or was it regicide? Could his own brother has ordered his assassination? The arrow hit William in the chest and his death was fast. Left by his companions in the woods, where are his remains now?
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Episode 2 - The death of William the Conqueror
The death of William I, Duke of Normandy and King of England.
In 1087 as the City of Mantes burned William suffered an injury to his abdomen that took weeks to finish him off but that wasn't the end of his story.
This is the second episode of The Warts 'n' All podcast by Suzie Edge, medical doctor and historian.
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Warts n All trailer - Don't Lick The Rat
Welcome to Warts 'n' All, the new podcast from Dr Suzie Edge. Here we are all about human bodies and how we've treated them in life and in death (but mostly in death).
Don't Lick The Rat is a coffin opening story with an extra sting in the rat's tail. Long ago, William Longspee had a ratty friend come to dinner in his vault under Salisbury Cathedral. The rat succumbed to poison, but in their defence, the pair said they had heard the Cathedral Spire was a fine place to visit.
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This is awesome!
Love Suzie and really love her podcast. I’m a history teacher (not so much recently) and adore history, this podcast makes it come alive. Thank you Suzie
Suzie I could listen to you all day! Fab way of telling these stories, probably as your passion for them is very much apparent! Keep them coming!
Soothing and fascinating
So glad I found Suzy on tic toc and now U Tube. The stories are fascinating and fun and that voice is heavenly.