Mary Toft (1701 – 1763) was an English peasant who became notorious for her involvement in her family’s scheme to pretend she’d given birth to seventeen rabbits. The story is profoundly, continuingly, and rage-inducingly bananas.
Mentioned in this episode:
The book The Imposteress Rabbit Breeder: Mary Toft and Eighteenth-Century England by Karen Harvey
History writing: annfosterwriter.com
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