Save the Date! We are delighted to announce that the launch of Maladies and Medicine: Exploring Health and Healing, 1540-1740 will take place at Loughborough University London (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park) on 9 August 2017 from 5.30 pm. To book your ticket visit our Eventbrite page (you don’t need to register), and use the password […]

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In 1655, Nicholas Culpeper’s The English Physitian was reissued. Culpeper died the year before, and this reissue was of a book first published at the end of 1652, in which Culpeper signed the address to his reader ‘Nich. Culpeper. Spittle-fields next door to the Red Lyon. Novemb. 1652’. In the days before house numbers properties were often […]

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In addition to my books academic or otherwise, I like to contribute articles to history periodicals. I have been writing for Discover Your Ancestors since 2013. Go to their website to read more (discoveryourancestors.co.uk). This is an annual publication, and I always look forward to seeing my pieces come out in this magazine (or bookazine […]

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I was delighted to be asked back to Andrea Zuvich’s ‘The Seventeenth Century Lady’ blog for a short chat about anachronisms and bloopers in works of historical fiction. You can read our conversation here. Andrea’s latest book A Year in the Life of Stuart Britain (2016) is available to buy in hardback or on Kindle

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This morning over on Early Modern Medicine, Jennifer (@HistorianJen) and I were delighted to be able to announce that our book Maladies and Medicines: Exploring Health and Healing, 1540-1740 is now available to pre-order from a number of retailers. See our blog earlymodernmedicine.com for links to some of the best pre-order offers. The book is […]

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  As well as reviewing Maids, Wives, Widows: Exploring Early Modern Women’s Lives, 1540-1740, Dr Jem Bloomfield also interviewed me about the project that led to the book. You can read the interview here. It begins:   Earlier in the year I reviewed Dr. Sara Read’s new book Maids, Wives, Widows: Exploring Early Modern Women’s […]

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I was asked at a recent talk if I had any favorites amongst the early modern women I research and write about, and Brilliana Conway, later Lady Harley (c 1600-1643) sprang to mind. We included a selection from her commonplace book written in 1622 and from her personal letters in our anthology Flesh and Spirit […]

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In 2014 Manchester University Press published an anthology I co-edited with Dr Rachel Adcock (Keele University) and Dr Anna Ziomek (Reading University). Flesh and Spirit is a collection of women’s writing by seventeenth-century women who understood their bodily and spiritual health to be inextricably connected. The summary reads: This anthology makes accessible to readers ten […]

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