The royal touch. Sacred monarchy and scrofula in England and France: Bloch, Marc, Translated by J. E. Anderson. Pp. xi + 441. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. 1973. £6.50

  title={The royal touch. Sacred monarchy and scrofula in England and France: Bloch, Marc, Translated by J. E. Anderson. Pp. xi + 441. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. 1973. £6.50},
  author={J. Nelson},
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