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The Woman and Three Babies: the story of an ordinary life and extraordinary death

2 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The fascinating story of the woman who resides in North Herts Museum.

Over 1900 years ago, a 40-year-old resident of Baldock went into labour a month early. Tragically, she gave birth to a baby that did not live. Worse, she continued in labour, but the second baby was in breach position and there was no-one to help her.

She died, in pain and alone, a day or two later. What nobody could have known is that there was a third baby, still waiting to be born. How could this have happened in a town where there were professional midwives and doctors who might have been able to help her?

Join us for a talk by Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, to discover how forensic archaeological techniques can help uncover the sad story of this anonymous woman and her triplets.

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2 September
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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North Hertfordshire Museum
14 Brand Street
Hitchin, Herts SG5 1JE United Kingdom
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