On this day in Tudor history, 1st April 1578, English physician William Harvey, was born in Folkestone, Kent. Harvey has gone down in history as being the man who discovered the circulation of blood, and he was also physician extraordinary to King James I and King Charles I.
How did Harvey work out that the heart pumped the blood around the body and how was his challenge of Galen’s work received?
Find out more about William Harvey’s work, and also his role in the pardoning of women accused of witchcraft, in today’s talk. [Read More...]
In today’s Teasel’s Tudor Trivia, Dr Teasel, as she’s now taken to referring to herself, shares some of her very favourite Tudor remedies for common ailments. These are all remedies taken from works of the Tudor period, but Dr Teasel is a bit of a charlatan really (shhhh! Don’t tell her I said that!) as she hasn’t actually tried them for herself.
Please don’t try any of these at home! [Read More...]
In this video, I introduce this October 2020 tour that she is co-leading with Philippa Lacey Brewell of British History Tours.
The Tudor and Stuart periods were fascinating times, where medicine, science, astrology, religion and superstition were all inextricably linked, and in this exciting new tour we delve into these wonderful topics and learn from expert tour guides and speakers. Plus we get to visit some stunning places!
Find out more and book your place at https://www.britishhistorytours.com/history-tours/tudor-witchcraft-medicine [Read More...]
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 has become known as the “Father of English Paediatrics” for his works, which include “The Book of Children”. In today’s talk, Claire Ridgway, author of “On This Day in Tudor History”, gives a few more details about this man and shares some of his rather interesting remedies for caring for children. [Read More...]
This month’s expert is Seamus O’Caellaigh, author of “Pustules, Pestilence and Pain”. He’s speaking to us about the kinds of treatments that would have been used in the Tudor Court and setting them in reference to modern day treatments. Were these treatments helpful or downright dangerous? [Read More...]
Toni mount joined us on a fascinating talk about medieval and Tudor medicine. Here’s the recording! [Read More...]
Test your knowledge on Tudor medicine and the cures of the time with this fun quiz. [Read More...]
Claire Ridgway talks about Tudor medicine, the four humours and Tudor cures. [Read More...]