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The royal touch in early modern England : politics, medicine and sin

Author: Stephen Brogan
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk : The Boydell Press, an imprint of Boydell & Brewer Ltd., 2015. ©2015
Series: Royal Historical Society studies in history, v. 92.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The royal touch was the religious healing ceremony at which the monarch stroked the sores on the face and necks of people who had scrofula in order to heal them in imitation of Christ. The rite was practised by all the Tudor and Stuart sovereigns apart from William III, reaching its zenith during the Restoration when some 100,000 people were touched by Charles II and James II. This ground-breaking book, the first  Read more...
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Brogan, Stephen.
Royal touch in early modern England
(OCoLC)917363639
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Brogan
ISBN: 9781782045106 1782045104
OCLC Number: 931539781
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 265 pages) : illustrations, colour plates.
Series Title: Royal Historical Society studies in history, v. 92.
Responsibility: Stephen Brogan.

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First modern analysis of the custom of the "royal touch" in the Tudor and Stuart reigns.  Read more...

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