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The story of our times told by the people who were there.
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The Curious Story of Mary Toft
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In September 1726, a Surrey woman called Mary Toft claimed to be giving birth to rabbits. The case became a sensation which gripped Georgian England - but the real story may have been much darker. Witness hears eye-witness accounts from the time, and historian Karen Harvey puts the story into context.
IMAGE: "Cunicularii or the wise men of Godliman in consultation", etching by William Hogarth illustrating the Mary Toft story, 1726.
Rated 5 out of
BBC Does a Fine Job...
This podcast gives eyewitness accounts of famous events in 20th Century history, and is so educational and enlightening! The witnesses were either taped years ago and retrieved from the BBC archives, or the persons are still living and give their testimony. Really interesting!
Date published: 2014-07-30