Posted By Claire on December 15, 2017
Congratulations to my fellow MadeGlobal author Seamus O’Caellaigh on the release of his book Pustules, Pestilence and Pain: Tudor Treatments and Ailments of Henry VIII. It is out now as a kindle book and a full-colour paperback, and is perfect for anyone interested in Henry VIII’s health problems and Tudor remedies.
Here’s the blurb:
Henry VIII lived for 55 years and had many health issues, particularly towards the end of his reign.
In Pustules, Pestilence and Pain, historian Seamus O’Caellaigh has delved deep into the documents of Henry’s reign to select some authentic treatments that Henry’s physicians compounded and prescribed to one suffering from those ailments.
Packed with glorious full-colour photos of the illnesses and treatments Henry VIII used, alongside primary source documents, this book is a treat for the eyes and is full of information for those with a love of all things Tudor. Each illness and accident has been given its own section in chronological order, including first-hand accounts, descriptions of the treatments and photographic recreations of the treatment and ingredients.
Click here for more information on the book.