Valentine Greatrakes

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Valentine Greatrakes AKA 'Greatorex' AKA 'The Stroker', for laying hands for cures

Ireland /England 1628 – 1683

Comments: faith healer by laying on hands, mostly unsuccessfully;



Friends: Charles II.; Robert Boyle; Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey; Edward Conway

Enemies: tortured Florence Newton of Youghal for witchcraft;


Author: A Brief Account of Mr. Valentine Greatrakes and Divers of the Strange Cures by him lately performed. Written by himself in a letter Addressed to the Honourable Robert Boyle, Esq. 1666