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Who Keeps Women’s Secrets?

“Do you want to know a secret?” Knowledge is power, but who knew what about women's bodies in the ancient world?

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Midwives as murderers in 17th century London: a case of domestic abuse?

In the previous post, I introduced you to my favourite historical character, the ‘Popish midwife’ Elizabeth Cellier. When I was researching her for the first time some years back, I came across another midwife who was in London at precisely the same time: Mary Awbry, or Hobry. Like Elizabeth, Mary was accused of a crime,… Continue reading Midwives as murderers in 17th century London: a case of domestic abuse?