Gegaderung => Old English Language => Topic started by: Bowerthane on June 22, 2017, 02:58:12 PM

Title: Old English Leechcraft
Post by: Bowerthane on June 22, 2017, 02:58:12 PM

Well, my confession is that I made a mental note last week to post a new thread for last night's BBC Radio Four's Science Stories about Bald's Leechbook and its role in supplying a cure for the MSRA problem. Then it just popped up and, it seems, nobody else alerted anyone here, either.

Hopefully you can still hear it on their Listen Again service: (

Did anyone else catch it?

It was a good little round-up and notice was served about the Old Problem, that "the Anglo-Saxons" get snookered behind popular myths and negative caricatures, but now challenged insofar as they had a cure so useful in modern times, all those years ago.