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Poison or Porphyria? Was King George III Really Mad?


Included with Museum Admission


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It started in 1788 when King George III came down with something. Stomachaches, mental confusion, and general pain were not helped by the invasive treatments of the day but miraculously the King recovered and Britain celebrated.  On a guided tour hear about the king's bouts of illnesses and the commemorative objects that were created to celebrate his recovery. He succumbed to a final bout in 1810, learn what recent scientific findings have revealed.