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Midwifery and ventriloquism: did Elizabeth Cellier write her own books?

Possibly my favourite historical figure of all time is Elizabeth Cellier, the ‘Popish Midwife’ who was involved in one of those complicated ‘plots’ of late seventeenth-century England; the ‘meal-tub plot’, in which a list of plotters turned up in her kitchen. Was it genuine, or planted by those who wanted to represent Roman Catholics as… Continue reading Midwifery and ventriloquism: did Elizabeth Cellier write her own books?

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