I downloaded a story from the Project Gutenberg site. "The Tudors: The Complete Story of England's Most Notorious Dynasty".
It's been absolutely RIVETING. I've been reading it late at night, on my lunch hour, anytime I have a few minutes. It's like reading a Early Renaissance National Enquirer. Sex, perfidy, religion, greed, jockeying for position, palace intrigue.
I'm just about 1/2 way through. This all lead to a search for the speculation about why Henry VIII died - was it syphillis?
According to some, NOT!
His symptoms were more indicative of Diabetes II - adult onset type. Apparently, he may not have been quite the lover he was said to be - more inclined to find a woman, and marry her. Again, and again. One of the clues is that his offspring were quite intelligent - the children of syphilitics are likelier to be sub-normal intelligence.