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FIF 227 Mad Monarchs

Course Description

Occasionally the head that bears the crown – while often criticized by detractors – belongs to what his or her contemporaries consider an insane monarch. What drives a monarch insane? Is it Illness? Inbreeding? The burden of reigning over a country or empire? What qualifies as insane behaviour? Explore the reigns of 10 monarchs of various historical periods. Sources have deemed all of these individuals insane.

Course Details

Review behaviour patterns, foreign and domestic policy, and the biases of their contemporaries.


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