Princess Alice of Greece & her son Prince Philip in 1957. After having 5 children & suffering a mental breakdown she became a nun

The other Queen mother: She spent two years in an asylum, then became a nun. A new documentary explores the unconventional life of the Queen’s mother-in-law, Princess Alice

Princess Alice of Greece & her son Prince Philip in 1957. After having 5 children & suffering a mental breakdown she became a nun

Elizabeth Bathory - Lady Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory - Lady Dracula Or The Blood Countess

Henry's VI, half great uncle to Henry VIII on his father's side. Henry suffered from hereditary mental illness that plagued the French house of Valois. Thought to be inherited from his grandfather, known as "Charles the Mad" for his insanity, Henry's bouts of illness caused great difficulties during his two reigns.

Henry's VI, half great uncle to Henry VIII on his father's side. Henry suffered from hereditary mental illness that plagued the French house of Valois. Thought to be inherited from his grandfather, known as "Charles the Mad" for his insanity, Henry's bouts of illness caused great difficulties during his two reigns.

Henry's VI, half great uncle to Henry VIII on his father's side. Henry suffered from hereditary mental illness that plagued the French house of Valois. Thought to be inherited from his grandfather, known as "Charles the Mad" for his insanity, Henry's bouts of illness caused great difficulties during his two reigns.

Henry's VI, half great uncle to Henry VIII on his father's side. Henry suffered from hereditary mental illness that plagued the French house of Valois. Thought to be inherited from his grandfather, known as "Charles the Mad" for his insanity, Henry's bouts of illness caused great difficulties during his two reigns.

Eric XIV (1533 - 1577). King of Sweden from 1560 until 1568, when he was deposed. He showed signs of mental illness near the end of his reign, which is now believed to be schizophrenia. He was imprisoned after being deposed, and most likely poisoned.

Eric XIV (1533 - 1577). King of Sweden from 1560 until 1568, when he was deposed. He showed signs of mental illness near the end of his reign, which is now believed to be schizophrenia. He was imprisoned after being deposed, and most likely poisoned.

Henry VI (6 December 1421 – 21 May 1471) was King of England from 1422 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471, and disputed King of France from 1422 to 1453. Until 1437, his realm was governed by regents. Contemporaneous accounts described him as peaceful and pious, not suited for the violent dynastic civil wars, known as the Wars of the Roses, which were to commence during his reign. His periods of insanity and his inherent benevolence eventually required his wife, Margaret of Anjou, to assume…

Henry VI (6 December 1421 – 21 May 1471) was King of England from 1422 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471, and disputed King of France from 1422 to 1453. Until 1437, his realm was governed by regents. Contemporaneous accounts described him as peaceful and pious, not suited for the violent dynastic civil wars, known as the Wars of the Roses, which were to commence during his reign. His periods of insanity and his inherent benevolence eventually required his wife, Margaret of Anjou, to assume…

Maria I (17 December 1734 – 20 March 1816) was Queen regnant of Portugal Queen Maria suffered from religious mania and melancholia. This acute mental illness (perhaps due to porphyria, which also may have tainted George III of the United Kingdom) made her incapable of handling state affairs after 1792.

Maria I (17 December 1734 – 20 March 1816) was Queen regnant of Portugal Queen Maria suffered from religious mania and melancholia. This acute mental illness (perhaps due to porphyria, which also may have tainted George III of the United Kingdom) made her incapable of handling state affairs after 1792.

Mad King Ludwig II of Bavaria. While he was declared clinically insane by his cabinet members in 1886, it was doubted as to whether he was actually bonkers. He did have troubles with shyness, childish behavior and flights of fancy including building many castles such as Neuschwanstein Castle. And though his sanity was questioned, his common sense was definitely lacking when he decided it not best to flee when his cabinet members

10 Crazy Royals - Insane Royalty

Mad King Ludwig II of Bavaria. While he was declared clinically insane by his cabinet members in 1886, it was doubted as to whether he was actually bonkers. He did have troubles with shyness, childish behavior and flights of fancy including building many castles such as Neuschwanstein Castle. And though his sanity was questioned, his common sense was definitely lacking when he decided it not best to flee when his cabinet members

Fredegund- She is one of history's most violent and bloodthirsty queens, and her entire life was centered around the one primary tenet of unquestionable badassitude – Live for Revenge.

Fredegund- She is one of history's most violent and bloodthirsty queens, and her entire life was centered around the one primary tenet of unquestionable badassitude – Live for Revenge.

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