Skip to comments.British royals 'used to be cannibals dining on human flesh'
Posted on 05/21/2011 7:50:51 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
But now a new reason has emerged why the royals might be a particularly interesting subject, with the revelation that they used to dine on human flesh.
Kate and Wills will hopefully not follow the cannibal traditions of their ancestors (PA)
According to a new book on medicinal cannibalism, written by University of Durham academic Dr Richard Sugg, well-off and well-educated Brits used to eat human flesh, blood and bones as medicine.
This practice apparently took place in other parts of Europe as well up until the end of the 18th century.
While referring to the barbarity of cannibals in the New World, royals hypocritically applied, drank or wore powdered Egyptian mummy, as well as human fat, flesh, bone and even brains.
Dr Sugg suggests one cure for nosebleeds used by the upper class was moss taken from the skulls of dead soldiers.
The academic, from the university's English Studies department, argues strongly that the Europeans were the real cannibals of the world.
'One thing we are rarely taught at school, yet is evidenced in literary and historic texts of the time, is this: James I refused corpse medicine; Charles II made his own corpse medicine; and Charles I was made into corpse medicine,' he said.
Charles II wasn't the only royal to enjoy a feast of human flesh either; Queen Mary and William III were said to be in on the act too.
Dr Sugg's book, Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires, will be published on June 29th and will be featured in an upcoming Channel 4 documentary with Tony Robinson.
Recently, a would-be cannibal in Kysak, Slovakia, was shot dead by police after his potential meal informed the authorities of his plans.
I’m having an old friend for dinner tonight...
I read it on the internet. Must be true.
There is a reason why yje British Isles weren’t that populated, when compared to the rest of the world.
Liver let die
So when Shakespeare was referring to a pound of flesh...he wasn’t just jiving.
and i don’t know for sure about eating people but if it smells good eat it and i only bite people i like
How about that.. I didn’t know the Royals had stopped eating human flesh..
I’m too sick to post
English Lit degree
Tastes Like Chicken.
Odumbo doesn;t think he’s royalty..think god-like.
But court jesters were safe. You know why.
"Jeffrey, I don't like your friends," Dahmer's mother said.
"Well then, just eat the vegetbles," Jeffrey replied.
Ha! You sucked me into watching Python! I love them!
“I’d rather eat Johnson”?
There you go again. ;o)
Charles...he’s living on his own planet...in his head.
We all live in our own heads, but most of us go out once in a while.
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