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Essential tremor in a medieval scribe: extracting hidden historical knowledge from the work of the Tremulous Hand

Andrew P. K. Wodrich Washington DC, United States   “Annotations and Glosses of the Tremulous Hand. An anonymous homily contained within Bodleian Library MS. Hatton 113, f. 68r – written approximately 1075 AD in Old English – shows the characteristic shaky script of the thirteenth-century scribe known as the Tremulous Hand. These additions are likely […]

King Henry VIII: More ailments than wives

King Henry VIII The younger sons of medieval kings would generally be doomed to live out their lives in relative obscurity unless raised to the crown by courtesy of the plague, smallpox, or pneumonia. Such was the case of Henry VIII, remembered among other achievements for his seven wives but also by his many bodily […]