Tragedy of the governor's son: DNA unravels secrets of a 300-year-old colonial child's harsh life who died suffering from rickets, scurvy and anemia - despite being heir to Maryland governor's mansion
The secret life of a 300-year-old infant boy has finally been uncovered thanks to a series of scientific tests that revealed he was the sickly son of a colonial Maryland governor.
The child's body was found in a lead-lined coffin near those of governor Philip Calvert and his first wife Anne in a field that was once part of the colonial town of St Mary's City.
Thanks to investigations by forensic experts, they now know what life for the child was like - and it was hard indeed,The Washington Post revealed.
St Mary's City was established in 1634 as the first colonial settlement in Maryland,... read more
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