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  • August 12 – The talented Thomas Phaer and his interesting remedies

    On this day in Tudor history, 12th August 1560, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, translator, lawyer, physician and paediatrician Thomas Phaer (Fair) 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”.

    Find out more about this man and hear about some of his rather interesting remedies for caring for children.

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  • Teasel’s Tudor Trivia – 3 December

    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!

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  • 12 August – Thomas Phaer and some interesting Tudor remedies!

    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.

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