Friday, March 17, 2017

Did Jane Austen die of accidental arsenic poisoning?

I've been a fan of Jane Austen ever since 1995's Pride and Prejudice (thank you, Hugh Grant). Since then I've read a lot about Jane, her life, and Regency England. She died at age 41 after a long illness. The prevailing theory was that she suffered from Addison's disease, but new evidence has come to light that she may have died from something else: arsenic poisoning. What do you think?

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