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All about Tudor Medicine and Health

As today is the anniversary of physician and paediatrician Thomas Phaer making his will on 12th August 1560, and he was known for some rather interesting remedies - find out about him here - I thought I'd share the July 2019 edition of Tudor Life magazine which focused on Tudor Medicine and Health...


  • Childbirth in the Tudor Age by Sarah-Beth Watkins
  • Queen Mary I’s Illness and a Potential Diagnosis by Susan Abernethy
  • Causes of Death - Kriss Kross Quiz by Catherine Brooks
  • Ten things you didn’t know about Reginald Pole by Samantha Wilcoxson
  • Elizabeth I and the Crisis of 1562 by Roland Hui
  • Henry VIII, the last absolute monarch by Toni Mount
  • EXCLUSIVE: Weald and Downland Museum: A detailed visit by Ian Mulcahy
  • A Gate to Tudor Times: Member Spotlight featuring Laura Pearson
  • Tudor Life Editor’s Picks by Gareth Russell
  • Catherine Carey and all things Tudor an interview with Adrienne Dillard
  • BOOK REVIEWS: Among the wolves of Court & Anne of Cleves reviews by Charlie Fenton
  • Perseverance Furthers by Wendy J. Dunn
  • A Surfeit of Eggs by Rioghnach O’Geraghty
  • July’s on this day in Tudor History by Claire Ridgway

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All about Tudor Medicine and Health