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New Bed for Aromatic Herbs

A short talk exploring herbal medicine in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. A wide range of herbs were known to both Gilbert White & Jane Austen, and many of these are mentioned in Hannah Glasses Cookery Book, a volume we know that Gilbert White purchased and was re-printed in the Regency period . The book gives instructions on how to make such things as hysterical, plague and surfeit water, interesting ways to cure the ailments of the period! These could have been administered to Jane by Gibraltar Jack, Gilbert White’s surgeon nephew… we explore the possibilities!

  • 23rd June 2017
  • 2:30 pm
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