The Royal Touch: Could Medieval Monarchs Heal You With Their Hands?

For centuries, a commonality across the various monarchies of the world was a direct association between the ruler and a higher power. Kings and queens were seen either as God’s Chosen One or, in some cultures Read moreSection: NewsHistoryRead Later 

The Royal Touch: Could Medieval Monarchs Heal You With Their Hands?
Queen Mary applies the Royal Touch to cure scrofula. Source: M S Lapthorn / Public Domain.

For centuries, a commonality across the various monarchies of the world was a direct association between the ruler and a higher power. Kings and queens were seen either as God’s Chosen One or, in some cultures

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