Pictures from Observations
For William Turner (c 1508–1568), English botanist, naturalist, physician, clergyman, traveller and author. He studied physics, philosophy and medicine (which in the 16th century focused mostly on plants) at Cambridge University. He took Holy Orders and became a dean, but was forced into exile, twice, as a result of his outspoken religious views. He visited France and Germany, and later studied medicine at Bologna, Italy. He wrote Libellus de re Herbaria Novus (1538) to bring 238 native plant names into line with continental nomenclature, and A New Herball, in three parts, between 1551 and 1568, correctly identifying and describing more than 300 species of plants in English with reliable plant descriptions, habitats and common names where known.