As an apprentice barber surgeon of the 1500s you are embarking on a career in which you will have to treat the gruesome diseases of people who are ill. From plague victims to wounded soldiers, you treat them all, with the help of leeches for bloodletting and false noses and ears. You even attend King Henry VIII in his final days, and then his daughter, Elizabeth I. You'll soon learn that you really wouldn't want to be ill in Tudor times. This title supports the Key Stage 2 History topics.
Kathryn Senior is a former biomedical research scientist who studied at Cambridge University for a degree and doctorate in microbiology. After four years in research she joined the world of publishing as an editor of children's science books. She has now been a full-time science writer for 8 years.