Sweating Sickness in 1485 – a missed publicity opportunity….?
We all know that the Sweating Sickness arrived in Britain with Henry Tudor’s invading army in 1485. Thank you very much, Harri! Well, I have to wonder why there wasn’t a widespread belief that the Sweating Sickness was God’s condemnation of the vile usurper! That was one propaganda move Henry Tudor was very careful to avoid.
Unfortunately, the Yorkists missed an opportunity. If Tudor had lost and scuttled back to wherever in France or Brittany, his busy publicity guys would have been very quick indeed to point a superstitious and effective finger at Richard, for being the object of God’s towering displeasure!