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JOHN BILL II (?D. 1682) AND CHRISTOPHER BARKER (ACTIVE TO C.1680)

A proclamation for the better ordering of those who repair to the Court for their Cure of the Disease called the Kings-Evil

1662

RCIN 751272

Under Charles II, the ‘touching ceremonies’ became so popular that this proclamation was issued to restrict them to certain times of the year and limited attendance to those who had not been touched before. Nonetheless, Charles II touched almost 100,000 people during his reign – more than any other British monarch.

Cat. 39

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