1490 ca1549, Apr
an English traveller, physician and writer. Boorde left works on domestic hygiene and medicine, and The Fyrst Boke of the Introduction of Knowledge. In it he Englishman describes himself and his foibles, his fickleness, his fondness for new fashions, and his obstinacy, in verse. Then follows a geographical description of the country, followed by a model dialogue in the Cornish language. Each country in turn is dealt with on similar lines.
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