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Renowned for his healing powers, Greatrakes stood at the center of one of the great controversies of his age involving .
Renowned for his healing powers, Greatrakes stood at the center of one of the great controversies of his age involving scientists, theologians, physicians, an. .
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Valentine Greatrakes exercising his power of faith healing. Pitt, Leonard (2006). Valentine Greatrakes (14 February 1628 – 28 November 1682), also known as "Greatorex" or "The Stroker", was an Irish faith healer who toured England in 1666, claiming to cure people by the laying on of hands. 2 War, the Commonwealth and Protectorate Family. Emeryville, CA: Shoemaker & Hoard.
Leonard Pitt (a performer and one-time mime) is fascinated by a footnote in an article on the history of medicine referring to a 17th-century Irish healer named Valentine Greatrakes. Greatrakes began his healing career at 34. After several successes, particularly with leprosy, deafness and a form of tuberculosis known as the king’s evil, he achieved a celebrity that drew the attention of King Charles II, who brought him to England. Independently wealthy, he never charged for his work. Most Read Entertainment Stories.
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Published October 5, 2006 by Shoemaker & Hoard. Healers, Mental healing, Biography, Eccentrics and eccentricities.
Scion of Irish gentry, Valentine Greatrakes (1628–83) had an impulse one day. He felt, like many after him, that he could effect cures by the laying on of his hands. His good wife told him, plainly, that he was a fool.