Article ID: CBB555486469

‘To Be Shut Up’: New Evidence for the Development of Quarantine Regulations in Early-Tudor England (2020)

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On 13 January 1518, a series of ordinances to regulate plague outbreaks were proclaimed in London. These have previously been thought to have been the first set of quarantine measures issued in England; part of an ambitious new social policy led by the King’s chief minister, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, and intended to bring England in line with the leading Renaissance states in Europe. The discovery of two previously unknown documents from the archives of St George’s College, Windsor—which predate the London ordinances—requires a reconsideration of this narrative. The article argues that demands for plague quarantine regulations were driven primarily by Henry VIII’s personal and pronounced fear of infection and considers the factors that may have led to such a fear. In doing so, it introduces new evidence for the death of Henry’s grandmother, Elizabeth Woodville, and explores the ways in which medical ideas travelled across Europe.

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Authors & Contributors
Totaro, Rebecca Carol Noel
Easton, Patricia
Lewis, Daniel
Healy, Margaret
Smith, Melissa
Jenner, Mark S. R.
Journals
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences
Seventeenth Century
Historische Zeitschrift
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Journal of Medical Biography
Publishers
Palgrave
Ashgate Publishing
Duquesne University Press
Boydell Press
Ashgate
Claremont Graduate University
Concepts
Plague
Public health
Epidemics
Quarantine
Disease and diseases
Medicine and literature
People
Pepys, Samuel
Henry VIII, King of England
Time Periods
16th century
17th century
Early modern
18th century
15th century
19th century
Places
England
London (England)
Europe
Venice (Italy)
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Brazil
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