Cecily of Taverham
Cecily of Taverham, Surgeon by family trade, taught by her father. In 1346, my father was called to arms to follow our King Edward III and our Lord Erpingham to the battle in Crécy. Naturally, I followed, as my father's apprentice. During the heat of the battle, my father was struck by a stray arrow, and lost his life. Despite being a woman, as I was a trained surgeon I was allowed to practise my trade. When we returned to England I took over father's business and have become an accomplished surgeon, specialising in Phlebotomy (Blood Letting) and Battlefield Surgery.