Monarchy

The Madness Of King Charles VI

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King Charles VI suffered from bouts of insanity throughout the later years of his life. While he was afflicted by the "glass delusion" believing he was made of glass, he also at times thought he was a wolf and ran howling around his home.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Charles VI was only 11 years old when he inherited the thrown to France. 00:01

  2. During a bout of insanity in 1393, King Charles VI could not remember his own name or that he was king and didn't recognize his wife. 01:13

  3. At times, Charles VI thought he was made of glass and would wear padded clothing to prevent himself from shattering. 01:50

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