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About Monday 23 January 1664/65

brian the wolf  •  Link

Jut to reference the child bearing efforts. How often did women of the age miss carry anyway? we know about the royals because of our interest in them but ordinary women must have had similar experiences. Lack of health care and nutrition must have had a serious affect on them before and after birth on mother and child. This was still an issue for the Victorians so it should be no surprise to us that the Stuarts had these issues. The Tudors had similar problems as well if we look at Henry the 8th

About Sunday 4 December 1664

brian the wolf  •  Link

Anybody else find his obsessiveness for work is matched by his contemporaries ? I'm a history student and have to write a short piece for the uni blog on him and just wondered if his attitude was normal for that time or just him trying to maximise his money making opportunities.