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?