Mary Toft, Mother of Rabbits

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Mary Toft, Mother of Rabbits

Thursday 13 June 2019
18:00—19:00

Hear the story of Mary Toft, the ordinary 18th-century woman who managed to convince doctors that she had given birth to rabbits. Consider the personal and political context in which this scandalous hoax existed and gain a deeper insight through seeing historic representations.

There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions.

About your speaker

Karen Harvey is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Birmingham, specialising in the 18th century, with particular interests in gender, the body, material culture and public history.

Location

We’ll be in the Viewing Room. It’s next to the Library entrance on level 2, which you can reach by taking the lift or the stairs.

Tickets

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/libr...965.1986461033.1559380186-67320538.1559380186


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I always think Lennie and George should have met Mary Toft, instead of Curly's Wife. It would make for a happier ending. :fbunny:
 
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