Keira Morgan looks at the effectiveness of the King’s Scrofula

There’s a mystic aspect to kingship, and one of the most common mystical beliefs is that a royal representative of God has the power to cure. For most of its history, France believed that its monarchs could cure Scrofula.

Keira Morgan, author of The Importance of Pawns, takes a closer look at a belief that lasted for almost a millennia.