Thursday, January 17, 2019

Prince John (1905-1919)

One hundred years ago today -- January 18, 1919 -- HRH Prince John of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, died at Wood Farm, near Sandringham.  Prince John, the youngest child of King George V and Queen Mary, suffered from epilepsy.  He was thirteen years old when he died.

Prine John was never hidden away. He did spend the last two years of his life with his nurse, Lalla, at Wood Farm.  Queen Mary arranged for local children to visit him and Prince George, the brother closest in age, often came down from York Cottage to visit him. 

My article on Prince John will be published in a forthcoming issue of EuroHistory Journal.

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1 comment:

Bill Durning said...

Looking forward to the article.