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Published: 23 January 2020

224 Pages | 23 illustrations


ISBN: 9780198734888

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The Imposteress Rabbit Breeder

Mary Toft and Eighteenth-Century England

Karen Harvey

  • Based on extensive new archival research
  • The first in-depth micro-history of this extraordinary case
  • Uncovers new evidence of Mary Toft's experiences, her husband's political activity, and the criminal and political context of the case
  • Explores the motivations of medical men and considers why the case attracted the attention of the King and powerful figures in government
  • Exposes huge social and cultural changes in English history