Top positive review
A Physician's Tale
29 September 2018
Having aleays had a strong interest in this period of history, this book was 'right up my street'.
Well written as a fiction novel, it is well researched & provides an insight into this period using recordedobservations of this period.
It never ceases to amaze me, how similar in many ways both Elizabethan periods are. Full of discovers in science, travels to unexplored lands - though most of them involve space travel in our Elizabethan age. Will there be another age of discovery in another 300 years?
Whilst the official public image of women in this age is one of domesticity & subservience, knowing human nature it is expected there were far more spirited women alive & doing a ' man's work than credit is given for.
Ironically the most powerful person in England was a woman & that was accepted. I wonder how often, if ever, she thought abiut her female subjects?
A thoroughly good read, both for historical content & the tale of a Suffolk yeoman's son in his quest to be a surgeon.