With chunks of Dioscorides and Andrés Laguna, including the wonderful story of what happened when an impotent bridegroom and a constipated friar involuntarily swapped medicines.
“Big cock” and “The old man and the cock are versions of “Medio pollico” / “Demi-coq”, and “Why the cock wears shorts” is something else.
Half Cock looks to a Tuscan witch for inspiration.
Both white and black men prohibited from ambulant advertising.
Xenophobic atavism in the 1640 Reapers Revolt.
From saviour to saved to savoury: the de-/remystification of bodily imperfection.