Cuz You’ve Had a Bad Day

It was January 1, the start of a new year. A day filled with new hope and fresh starts. Not so fast my friend.

In 1397, Charles II of Navarre burned to death in his own bed after an attendant accidently ignited the brandy-soaked bandages with which the king had been bound head to foot as a remedy for his ailments.

Then, in 1514, there was Louis XII of France, who, though aging and decrepit, was lucky enough to wed the young and beautiful English princess Mary, Henry VIII’s younger sister. Regrettably, the vigorous attempt to sire an heir proved too much for the gouty old king, and he dropped dead from exhaustion just 3 months after the wedding.

So, you think you had a bad day?