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History's Midwives

including a 17th and 18th century Yorkshire Midwives Nominations Index

Joan E. Grundy

A5, 136 pages, ISBN: 978-1-86006-175-2

The first part of the book begins with the story of how childbirth was conducted in the 17th and 18th centuries at a time of political and religious upheaval in England. Part two is based on the Midwives Nominations of Yorkshire from 1662-1732, during which time midwives applied to the diocesan authorities for a licence to practice their art. Includes over 2,000 names of midwives, childbearing women, medical men and ministers of religion

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