Tag: 16th century
Maiolica: Renaissance Childbirth Dining Sets
Sources: Met Museum. [They had a large exhibition of maiolica and not just those for use after childbirth.] Open Science Museum. Two ceramic plates with childbirth designs. JSTOR/ARTSTOR. [there are many examples of these dish sets not listed as maiolica in collections all over the world] Philadelphia Museum of Art. Piccolplasso, Cipriano. 1557. Li Tre…
Natural Birth in the Tudor Era
What qualified as a natural birth in the 16th century? In this post, we look at what the Birth of Mankind, from 1540, had to say about a natural birth in the Tudor Era including birthing positions, recipes for potions, pessaries, vaginal incense, pain relieving lubricants, herbal baths with toxic heavy metals, as well as…
Measles in the Tudor Era | King Edward VI
What was measles like for people before vaccination? Watch or read about measles in the Tudor era.