The Health of Henry VIII and his Royal Physician, Thomas Wendy

In this episode, we’ll delve into the fascinating story of Henry VIII, a king known for his robust health and love for physical activities, and the medical care he received from Thomas Wendy, his trusted physician. We’ll explore Wendy’s journey from a humble background to becoming a fellow of Gonville Hall, attracting a high-end clientele from the peerage and the royal family, and eventually serving three successive Tudor monarchs on their deathbeds. Join us as we take a journey through the life and times of one of England’s most iconic monarchs and his trusted physician.

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Host: Rebecca Larson

Edited by: Rebecca Larson 

Voice Over: David Black

Music: Ketsa, Alexander Nakarada, and Winnie the Moog

Feature Image Portrait: Courtesy of History of the Royal College of Physicians

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