Sunday, 27 September 2015

William Hobbes, Physician to Edward IV and Richard III

The Sergeant Surgeons were originally military surgeons, it was their duty to attend the monarch on the battle field. At the Battle of Dettingen in Germany in 1743 one John Ranby was the last man to perform this duty when he accompanied King George II into battle. 

The first person to be appointed to this position was William Hobbes in 1461.

It is today, the 27th September in 1488, that marks the death of William Hobbes, physician to both Edward IV and Richard III.

Hobbes proved to be one of the few trusted servants of the House of York. 

William Hobbes story can be  found on my Wars of the Roses blog on my website

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