The Tudor Society


In this week's Claire Chats video talk, I consider reports of monstrous births in the Tudor period and how these events were viewed and reported.

You can find Broadside Ballads on monstrous births at

Further reading:

  • Brammall, Kathryn M. “Monstrous Metamorphosis: Nature, Morality, and the Rhetoric of Monstrosity in Tudor England.” The Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 27, no. 1, 1996, pp. 3–21. JSTOR,
  • Marvelous Protestantism: Monstrous Births in Post-Reformation England by Julie Crawford
  • Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England by David Cressy

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  1. L

    Sin has a lot to answer for, thank goodness most of us has moved on since those times.

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