‘I Haue Ben Crised and Besy’: Illness and Resilience in the Fifteenth-Century Stonor Letters

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‘I Haue Ben Crised and Besy’ : Illness and Resilience in the Fifteenth-Century Stonor Letters. / Thorpe, Deborah Ellen.

In: The Mediaeval Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2, 02.2016, p. 85-108.

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Thorpe, DE 2016, '‘I Haue Ben Crised and Besy’: Illness and Resilience in the Fifteenth-Century Stonor Letters', The Mediaeval Journal, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 85-108. https://doi.org/10.1484/J.TMJ.5.108526

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Thorpe, D. E. (2016). ‘I Haue Ben Crised and Besy’: Illness and Resilience in the Fifteenth-Century Stonor Letters. The Mediaeval Journal, 5(2), 85-108. https://doi.org/10.1484/J.TMJ.5.108526

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Thorpe DE. ‘I Haue Ben Crised and Besy’: Illness and Resilience in the Fifteenth-Century Stonor Letters. The Mediaeval Journal. 2016 Feb;5(2):85-108. https://doi.org/10.1484/J.TMJ.5.108526

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Thorpe, Deborah Ellen. / ‘I Haue Ben Crised and Besy’ : Illness and Resilience in the Fifteenth-Century Stonor Letters. In: The Mediaeval Journal. 2016 ; Vol. 5, No. 2. pp. 85-108.

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