Both Poisoned...

Ok, nothing to do with what I have posted so far but since I'm a bit of a history buff (not that I claim to know a lot, just that I love it) I thought it'd be fun to write about the following so here we go:

I was amazed by the coincidence of two very recent findings:

- Agnès Sorel has been poisoned. Quick reminder: Agnès Sorel was King Charles VII's mistress and throughout the ages she has been considered as an amazingly pretty woman. She was the first official mistress of a French King and, in her time, radically changed fashion (particularly dresses that revealed shoulders etc.). Anyway so her sudden death has always been a mystery; Scientists now discovered a high concentration of mercury in her skull but they could not determine whether this was a murder or an accident (a treatment against worms...). To know more her: in English or in French

- Napoléon was indeed poisoned too! It's been announced today, scientists have found arsenic in his hair. The real breakthrough though is that the arsenic was found deep inside the hair, not on the surface. This suggests that the poison has been carried by the Emperor's blood thus after absorption. Moreover the type of arsenic (mineral - the most violent one) was not the one used for hair treatment but to poison rats...(more in French or in English).
Intersting times...
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