Well done and huge congratulations to Seamus O’Caellaigh for hitting the top 20 with your book so quickly. Pustules, Pestilence and Pain is a stunning book about the health issues of Henry VIII, accompanied with many full-colour photographic recreations of the treatments used at the time.
It is fantastic to see this book doing so well and we’re thrilled for Seamus. Well done!
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.