A Forgotten Tudor Scientist – Part 1


By Patricia Deegan (written 2007 and revised 2016) Part I: Background – Medical Treatment in Tudor England This series of articles are about a man who has been called the “Father of English Botany”: William Turner.  Botany being the scientific study of plants. Plants were important sources of medications available to society in Medieval and … [More]

Tension in Tudor England: 1536


The atmosphere in Tudor England was charged with political adversity. English subjects were on edge. Henry VIII required them to swear an allegiance to him as the head of the Church of England. If you refused the likely outcome was execution. Not even Henry’s close friends were safe; Thomas More lost his head because he could not, in good … [More]