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The Death of Sir Richard Croft

On 13 February 1818, Sir Richard Croft shot himself in the head. He died instantly. Croft, who left a wife, three sons and a daughter, had been a fashionable accoucheur and the year before had attended Princess Charlotte of Wales during her fatal confinement. After a 50-hours labour, the princess had given birth to a

Historical Reads: The Tragic Death Of Sir Richard Croft

Prinny’s Taylor has an interesting post about the death of Sir Richard Croft, the doctor who attended Princess Charlotte during her fatal confinement. To quote: Sir Richard Croft (9 January 1762 – 13 February 1818) is best known as the obstetrician who attended Princes Charlotte during her fatal confinement in 1817. Her death affected him