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Anne of Bohemia and Her Struggle to Conceive (2016)


This article will examine and transcribe The National Archives E 101/402/18, a six-membrane collection of apothecary bills containing medicines purchased for Anne of Bohemia, first queen of Richard II (r. 1377–99). These bills date from the final year of Anne's life (she died of plague in June 1394), which indicates that the queen did not accept her childlessness as her permanent fate. In addition, Anne's treatment sheds light on the medicinal practices of late medieval English elites from the perspective of practice rather than theory (as presented in medieval texts).

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Authors & Contributors
Cipriani, Giovanni
Romano, Gabriella
Wung Seok Cha
Mike (Michael Alastair) Jones
Fornaciari, Antonio
Godbarge, Clement
Bollettino di Storia delle Scienze Matematiche
Medicina Historica
Atti e Memorie, Rivista di Storia della Farmacia
Studia Historiae Scientiarum
Medieval Encounters
Journal of Medical Biography
Yale University Press
Université de Lausanne
Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group
Edizioni ETS
Medicine and politics
Courts and courtiers
Physicians; doctors
Mayerne, Theodore Turquet de
Filippo Cavriana
Ferrand, Edward
Boswell, James
Salisbury, Robet Cecil, Earl of
Ruland, family
Time Periods
14th century
17th century
19th century
15th century
Great Britain
Pisa (Italy)
Florence (Italy)

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