D M Potts, "Queen Victorias Gene: Haemophilia and the Royal Family"
2011 | ISBN - 10: 0750911999 | ASIN: B0079K5M48 | 189 pages | EPUB | 1 MB
Queen Victorias son, Prince Leopold, died from hemophilia, but no member of the royal family before his generation had suffered from the condition. Medically, there are only two possibilities: either one of Victorias parents had a 1 in 50,000 random mutation, or Victoria was the illegitimate child of a hemophiliac man. However the hemophilia gene arose, it had a profound effect on history. Two of Victorias daughters were silent carriers who passed the disease to the Spanish and Russian royal families. The disease played a role in the origin of the Spanish Civil War; and the tsarinas concern over her only sons hemophilia led to the entry of Rasputin into the royal household, contributing directly to the Russian revolution.
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