Thanks to the lovely Adrienne Dillard (author of Cor Rotto and The Raven’s Widow) for her review of Pustules, Pestilence and Pain by Seamus O’Caellaigh. The book is packed with stunning photos of remedies which would have been used by (or even invented by!) Henry VIII. It’s also full of primary source details of the ingredients used for these remedies, plus discussions by Seamus on whether these remedies would help or not.
…the book is filled with full-color photos of the author and his tools, bringing it all to life. I never in my life thought I would find apothecary photos interesting, but these are simply amazing. I found myself utterly engrossed.
Adrienne ends her review saying the following:
I highly recommend Pustules, Pestilence and Pain for all readers. It’s perfect for the casual historian, but provides fresh insight to those of us well-versed in the period. I found several bits to add to my notes for future novels!
You can read the original review on Adrienne Dillard’s website HERE.