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King Henry VIII 'Had Blood Disorder that Caused Miscarriages and Drove Him Mad'
Tudor king Henry VIII may have had a blood disorder that caused his many wives to miscarry their children and could also be the reason for his insanity, rather than the widely accepted explanation of syphilis. Experts say the king — who beheaded wives in his quest for a male heir — carried the Kell antigen in his red cells.