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An unusual pregnancy: the gestation and delivery of the Nun of Watton

Barbara Hargreaves Durham, UK   Yates Thompson 13 f.156v┬áLearn more Sometime around the year 1150, a four-year old girl was given to the Gilbertine community of nuns at Watton, England. There she grew up, took vows, and became a nun herself. It appears that she was ill-suited for the life of a religious sister, and […]