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The Quacks of London
This episode is very much a Strong Five.
Alasdair takes us back to Victorian London where phoney doctors (faux-sicians) sold cures for all known ills… and plenty of unknown ones too.
If you’d like to witness the ugliest book cover in history, click this link. It’s not Rick Astley, but you’ll wish it was.
Edith Sitwell’s The English Eccentrics on Amazon
The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft.
Featured image from engraving of G. Katterfelto with a black cat. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY 4.0.
Music from La Lettre De Manon Valse played by Megone’s Orchestra, 1905.