BOOKER, Robert

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Institute of Historical Research

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Margaret Pelling, Frances White

Year published

2004

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'BOOKER, Robert', Physicians and Irregular Medical Practitioners in London 1550-1640: Database (2004). URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17256 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Robert BOOKER

Biography

NameRobert BOOKER
GenderMale
Period of medical practice1613-1633
Address?near St Martin's Lane 1623
Other notesIn trouble for medical witchcraft 1623.

Known London address

near St Martin's Lane (?)
Date1623

Censorial hearings

11 June 1623
EntryB was examined about treatment of John Parker of St Martin's Lane. B had anointed him all over with oil, using a charm (quoted), as B had thought P bewitched. College admitted that P's illness was strange and that there might have been some witchcraft, but declared that B had no 'skill therein'.
Action taken?Letter written to [unknown important person].
Verdictnot proven
Number of crimes1


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