Book Review: Jasper, by Tony Riches

I finished this book awhile ago but haven’t had time to write a review. I read it immediately after I read Tony Riches’ book, Owen, The first in his series. Jasper Tudor was the son of Owen Tudor and Catherine of Valois who was the widow of King Henry V. This made Jasper Tudor half … [More]

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]