midwives

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?