British Monarchy Causes of Death

If you find yourself in the position of king/queen of England, here's what you'll need to look out for!
Source: Wikipedia (Such a convenient source!)
Some of these aren't known for sure. They didn't do biopsies in 893.
Henry VIII suffered from so many issues that it didn't feel right to categorize him with one cause of death.
Quiz by QuantumMechanist
Rate:
Last updated: November 24, 2021
First submittedAugust 30, 2020
Times taken383
Average score50.0%
Report this quizReport
4:00
Enter answer here
0
 / 18 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Example
Hint
Cause of Death
Eadred, Stephen of Blois, John, Edward I
Drink bad water and die of dehydration. Eat bad food and starve.
Digestive Disease
Edward the Confessor, Henry II, Henry III, Edward II, Edward IV, Henry VIII, James I, Anne, George I, George II, George III...
The good old fashioned way.
Natural Causes
Harold Godwinson, William I the Conqueror, Richard III
The preferred death for a viking
Battle wounds
Henry VI (potentially), Edward V (potentially), Lady Jane Grey, Charles I
If your murder is ordered by an official government body, they don't call it murder.
Execution
Henry VII, Edward VI, William of Orange, Edward VII (among other things)
Every king needs to breathe.
Respiratory Disease
Richard the Lionhearted, Henry VIII
If only they had antibiotics back in the day.
Infection
Mary I, Edward VIII
Perhaps today's most infamous disease, really an umbrella term for many different types.
Cancer
Harthacnut
Everything's all fun and games until the king drops his glass and collapses.
Alcohol Poisoning
William II
Some say Walter Tirel mistook William II for a deer or a boar.
Shot by an Arrow
Henry I
The lamprey that broke the king's stomach
Over Eating
Richard II
Even kings need to eat.
Starvation
Henry IV
Jesus was the only one able to cure this disease until modern doctors figured it out. Henry IV knew neither.
Leprosy
Henry V
Armor is heavy and gets hot when worn under the sun all day.
Heatstroke
Elizabeth I
Mental health can have a very real effect on one's physical health.
Melancholy
Charles II
In the old days, doctors sometimes caused more harm than good.
Medical Malpractice
James II
When blood goes to places in your head that it shouldn't go to.
Brain Haemorrhage
Mary II
Some consider this disease to be the worst of all time. It was also the first one vaccinated against, and the only to be eradicated.
Smallpox
George V
When your life is cut short to prevent further suffering.
Euthenasia
+1
Level 54
Nov 24, 2021
Can "shot" or "shot by arrow" be accepted for William II? "Accident" seems too broad, and "Hunting Accident" doesn't work.
+1
Level 69
Nov 24, 2021
Fixed. Accident was a vestige from when this quiz had monarchs from all over Great Britain.
+1
Level 63
Nov 25, 2021
Euthanasia George vi, not v, and he was at death's door with cancer anyway. There are some missing.
+1
Level 61
Dec 5, 2021
No, it was definitely George V who was murdered by euthanasia.
+1
Level 34
Nov 25, 2021
Edward the II very infamously didn't die from natural causes (or at least most historians don't think so). While its a bit muddled, it is most likely that he was... let's just say assassinated (don't look it up).