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Hedge witch shows off the skills of medieval medicine

Hedge witch shows off the skills of medieval medicine
trefwoorden: Engeland - middeleeuwen - geneeskunst - heks
The delights of medieval medicine were brought to life as part of the Wiltshire Archaeology Festival.
A Tudor hedge witch enthralled around 70 people during yesterday's event at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery in Old Town.
The witch, called Bess Yeoman, was played by Nadine Carr, 24, from the History People, and she discussed a host of ancient remedies.
These included potions made from animal parts, plants and herbs.
She also outlined the horrors of early attempts at surgery, and took along surgical tools from the Roman, Tudor and Stuart period.

Lees verder bij: This is Wiltshire (29 juli 2003)