my page it is the royal posterior that I am writing about today.
You will be surprised to find that many a monarch has died from problems related to the royal rear end. Alfred the Great died from an inflammatory bowel disease, Eadred and Harold Harefoot, King John, Edward I, Henry V and James I all died from dysentery and King Stephen died from some stomach disorder. It is not surprising these people went this way, under cooked food, bad hygiene and contaminated water was the scourge of the time. Poor old King George II's death in 1760 relates to the drinking of hot chocolate (although I don't quite know what that has to do with it) after which he felt the need to rush to the loo where he died form ‘overexertion on the privy’ and in 1769 Catherine the Great went the same way, she was found collapsed on the floor of her toilet on which she suffered a stoke.
No doubt you'll be thinking of Edward II and his awful death at Berkeley Castle which is attributed to a red hot poker, a lot of nonsense of course, that was an attempt by his enemies to use his alleged sexuality to blacken his name.
His death is also attributed to being stabbed from below whilst visiting the smallest room in the house, this again is nonsense, for a start who in their right minds is going to volunteer to prostrate themselves in the royal loo for hours just in case his king might need to spend a penny. What is more than likely that he died from battle wounds or on the order of a Mercian earl.
Well, that's it about bottoms for today, you're all looking a bit pale, have nice cup of weak tea, you feel better in no time.