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Henry VIII: Medicine Man

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Henry VIII

Henry VIII is well known for many things: wives, executions and being extremely fat are just a few.

However, did you know that he was extremely intelligent and talented man, with a passion for learning and for the arts?

Henry founded the Royal College of Physicians in 1518 and was a great patron of many other medical institutions. He had a personal fascination with medicine partly because he was obsessed with the terror of dying without a male heir. He had his own personal medicine chest and even invented his own remedies!

The museum are running a day of events to celebrate Henry's interest in medicine. The event includes:

• Gruesome tales from a Barber Surgeon
• A visit from a Quack Doctor
• Seeking advice from the Wise Woman
• Lectures by experts in medicine and health during the Tudor period

  • 10.30am-4.30pm
  • FREE

Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
1 Lambeth High Street, London, SE1 7JN
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