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The Tudor Society

12 August – Ursula Pole and the Father of English Paediatrics

On this day in Tudor history, 12th August 1570, Lady Ursula Stafford died. She was the daughter of the late Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, sister of Cardinal Reginald Pole, and wife of Henry Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford. She had Plantagenet blood being the granddaughter of George, Duke of Clarence.

Find out more about the life of this interesting Tudor lady, and the tragic fall of her family...

Here are a couple of videos on Ursula's mother, Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury:

Also on this day in Tudor history, 12th August 1560, Thomas Phaer (Fair), translator, lawyer, physician and paediatrician, made his will after suffering an accident.

Phaer become known as the “Father of English Paediatrics” for his works, which included “The Book of Children”, and in this video I share some details about this man and also some of his rather interesting remedies for caring for children...

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12 August – Ursula Pole and the Father of English Paediatrics