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Giving birth in the 17th century

Dr Sara Read explores women’s experience of pregnancy and childbirth in early modern England

Published: November 5, 2021 at 12:37 pm
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Dr Sara Read explores women’s experience of pregnancy and childbirth in early modern England. Speaking to Emma Slattery Williams, she discusses the research behind her recent novel, which tells the story of a midwife working during the Great Plague of 1665.

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Sara Read is the author of The Gossips’ Choice (Wild Pressed Books, 2020)

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Emma Slattery WilliamsStaff Writer, BBC History Revealed

Emma is BBC History Revealed’s staff writer, covering all areas of history – from Egyptian pharaohs and pirates queens to Queen Victoria and Marilyn Monroe. She also compiles HistoryExtra’s Victorians newsletter and can be heard interviewing historians on the HistoryExtra podcast.

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