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The Popish Midwife (Seventeenth Century Midwives Book 1) by Annelisa Christensen

The Popish Midwife
(Seventeenth Century Midwives Book 1)

by Annelisa Christensen

London 1679.

"Tis a plot, Madam, of the direst sort.'

In a world rife with plague, fires and prejudice, a bold and outspoken midwife, Elizabeth Cellier, is unwittingly drawn by the charming Captain Willoughby into the infamous Popish Plot. Soon she finds herself fighting the injustice and prejudice of the King's court. If she fails, the gallows await.

Will her courage be enough to tip the scales of justice?

An incredible true story of endurance.

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Annelisa Christensen

Annelisa Christensen

Bringing history to life

One day, several years ago, UK novelist Annelisa Christensen won some pages of a seventeenth century trial in an auction, merely to hold some pages of a 300-year-old book. That purchase changed her life.

The defendant - Elizabeth Cellier - intrigued and fascinated her. This forward-thinking royal midwife was on trial for her part in the Popish Plot and again for the writing of a book. Her exciting story had to be told and became the first in the Seventeenth Century Midwives series, award-winning The Popish Midwife - a tale of high treason...

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