Hello, friends. Happy Guy Fawkes Day! I hope you’re celebrating with just the right combination of open flame and recreational explosives.
This week, my main blog post is over at the History Girls, where I write about the King’s Evil – another name for scrofula, a disfiguring swelling of the neck glands that was often linked to tuberculosis in the seventeenth century.
What has this to do with the king – and the young Samuel Johnson? Head over to the History Girls, to find out!