The medical world of early modern England, Wales and Ireland, 1500–1715


  • Prof Jonathan Barry

    University of Exeter

Project summary

This project is developing and making public a ground-breaking database with biographies of all medical practitioners active in England, Wales and Ireland c. 1500–1715, which will then be used to produce the first all-round study of the nature and impact of medical practice in early modern Britain. It will explore not only the medical practitioners' education, career patterns and medical activities, but also their major contribution to science, the arts, business, religious and political thought, revealing the key contribution they make to the revolutionary changes in Britain's place in the world.