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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Read a review of Maids, Wives, Widows on Jem Bloomfield’s ‘Quite Irregular’ blog here. Maids, Mothers, Widows is an engrossing and brilliant book, which combines historical scholarship with a vivid style and a knack for the poignant or disturbing detail.   Dr Bloomfield’s own book Word of Power: Reading Shakespeare and the Bible (2016) is […]

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