Midwives in Shakespeare's Time
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0389 Monday, 4 October 2010
From: Anne Cuneo <
Date: Thursday, 30 Sep 2010 08:30:15 +0200
Subject: Midwives in Shakespeare's Time
I should like to find out how women became OFFICIALLY midwives in Shakespeare's time
(official midwives were called upon to declare whether a woman was (or not) a witch.
Is there a book about that, or are there documents I could find -- where?
Thank you for your help. I know this is not a literary question, but hope one of the
distinguished Shakespeareans of SHAKSPER knows what I should read.
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