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;


Teachers:

Students:

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

Enemies: tortured Florence Newton of Youghal for witchcraft;

Organizations:

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


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine_Greatrakes; http://www.dungarvanmuseum.org/exhibit/web/Display/article/45/1;jsessionid=911B007920C90CA58E0F147732A0580B;