July 3, 2019

Mary Toft, the Lady that Gave Birth to Rabbits

Mary Toft, the Lady that Gave Birth to Rabbits

This episode is hare-raising


Mary Toft (née Denyer; c. 1701–1763), also spelled Tofts, was an English woman from Godalming, Surrey, who in 1726 became the subject of considerable controversy when she tricked doctors into believing that she had given birth to rabbits.

 

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