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Midwives in Shakespeare's Time
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0389  Monday, 4 October 2010

From:         Anne Cuneo <
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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.

Anne Cuneo


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