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On the 26th November 2017 I was a guest again on Llewela Bailey’s BBCWM breakfast show to talk about the tradition of Stir Up Sunday – the last Sunday before advent which is when we are meant to make our Christmas Puddings. You can listen again via this link  for the next week or so […]

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On Wednesday I attended the Association for Medical Humanities conference at the splendid Keele Hall, at Keele University. My presentation was focussed on some of the woodcut and copperplate images of the gravid womb which appeared in English language medical texts throughout the early modern period, and I thought I’d share some of these wonderful […]

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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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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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Read my article about the early seventeenth century play A Yorkshire Tragedy which I wrote for the wonderful ‘Interesting Literature’ blog run by Oliver Tearle. This play was based on real life events in Yorkshire and dramatizes a terrible domestic violence case. It was published under the name of William Shakespeare, but experts no longer […]

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