Tudor Diseases Quiz
As it's Rare Diseases Day today, I thought it was only right to test your knowledge of diseases which affected people in the Tudor period, although they weren't rare!
I hope you enjoy this quiz!
#1. This was known as the Bloody Flux.
#2. Which port town did the Bloody Flux hit badly in 1545?
#3. Which of these men died of the bloody flux?
All of the above
None of the above
#4. Sir John Cheke, former secretary of state to Lady Jane Grey, died during an epidemic of this in 1557.
#5. This disease is also known today as Hansen's Disease.
#6. Mercury was a common treatment in Tudor times for this.
#7. Jane Seymour and Catherine Parr are thought to have died of this.
#8. This disease is thought to have caused the deaths of Emperor Charles V, Roger Ascham and Francis, Duke of Anjou and Alençon.
#9. What disease was also known as gaol fever when it broke out in prisons and courts?
#10. What disease was known as the ague?