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Cardinal Reginald Pole (1500–1558), Archbishop of Canterbury-Pole fell mortally ill of a double quartan ague (Malaria) at Lambeth Palace. At seven in the morning of November 17, 1558, Mary I, who had been long ill, passed away; at seven in the evening of the same day Pole, too, died.


Four of Queen Victoria's grandchildren, the children of Princess Beatrice and Prince Henry of Battenberg. They are Prince Alexander (1886-1960), Princess Ena (1887-1969), Prince Leopold (1889-1922) and Prince Maurice (1891-1914). This is a mourning photograph, commemorating the death of their father. They are all looking at a photograph frame, it's most likely a picture of their father. He died of malaria whilst serving with the Britsh Army out in West Africa in 1896, aged 38.

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Ever heard of "malaria". Bullets weren't the only killers during these campaigns.

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Revealed: King Tut had girlish hips, a club foot and buck teeth

The REAL face of King Tut: Pharaoh had girlish hips, a club foot and buck teeth according to 'virtual autopsy' that also revealed his parents were brother and sister