The Natural History of the North in Tudor England by Dr. Marie Addyman
A gazetteer of William Turner's references to Birds, fishes and Plants. William Turner (c.1508-1568) was a Morpeth physician and clergyman. He was the first Englishman to write about birds and fishes – he identified the dipper and remarked on porpoises swimming off the NE coast – and the first to compose in English a detailed survey of medicinal plants. His writings, representing 30 years’ work conducted in England and Europe, enable us to extrapolate the first records of some features of the natural history of Northumberland. These have been collected and analysed in an illustrated gazetteer of Turner’s references to birds, fishes and plants written by Dr Marie Addyman for the Friends of William Turner, Morpeth.
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