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Nicholas Culpeper was born in Ockley, Surrey most likely born 18th October 1616 A.D. and died #onthisday 10th January 1654 A.D. at Spitalfields. He was a Herbalist, Physician, Botanist and astrologer.

Nichlas published works such as “The English Physician 1652”, The Complete herbal 1653 A.D. which has rich herbal and pharmaceutical knowledge and finally Astrological Judgement of Diseases from the Decumbiture of the Sick (1655. One of the most detailed and insightful books which was documented in the practice of medical astrology in the Early modern period.)

He spent many parts of his earlier years in the English outdoors recording and cataloguing many hundreds of medicinal herbs. Culpeper came from an interesting and long line of notable people such as Thomas Culpeper who was the lover of Catherine Howard and a distant relative who was sentenced to death by Catherine’s husband King Henry VIII.

 

 

 

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