The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2315  Wednesday, 12 December 2000

From:           Stephanie Hughes <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday 12 Dec 2000 09:55:43 +0000
Subject: 11.2306 Re: Henry VIII
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.2306 Re: Henry VIII

One thing I do know about the prevalence of venereal disease at the
time, when Bartholomew Gosnold "discovered" Martha's Vineyard and the
Elizabeth Islands, he brought back a boat load of sassafras, which was
very valuable as it was thought to be a cure for syphilis.

But I'm hot on the trail for whatever has been written or published on
the subject, and will post a summary at some point. Thanks again for all
assistance and suggestions, past and future.

Stephanie Hughes

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