Was Winston Churchill Fit to Rule? Why was Marie Antoinette's wedding night a let down? What really cost Napoleon his victory at Waterloo? What killed Jane Austen? The intriguing nature of Jane Austen's demise is just one of a series of sometimes famous and often bizarre stories featured in What Killed Jane Austen?. Why did Mary Tudor have phantom pregnancies and a deep voice? What was the reaction to the mysterious 'Swine Flu' epidemic of 1976? Why was Elizabeth I so terrified of going to the dentist? These and other medical mysteries are all explained here, in this fascinating romp through the medical notes of history.