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Life, death and astrology in Shakespeare's England

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Duration: 0:35:50 | Added: 30 Jun 2016
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Duration: 0:35:50 | Added: 30 Jun 2016
Lauren Kassell (Reader in the History of Science and Medicine, Cambridge) gives a talk for the Bodleian libraries.

If the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet had lived in London, they might have consulted the astrologer-physician Simon Forman, whose casebook is shown in the exhibition Shakespeare's Dead. Lauren Kassell looks into the working life of a medical practitioner in Shakespeare's England.

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