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65-Mother of Cats

65-Mother of Cats

Call 872-302-RUDE to ask a question, suggest a topic, or leave a reaction. Did you hear about the woman who gave birth to a cat? Learn about Renaissance News of the Weird in this latest episode of English history podcast Rude Tudors, hosted by literary historian Liz Rodriguez and nerdy laywoman Nicole Keating. Agnes Bowker shocked the country with her tale of a troubled pregnancy that culminated in the birth of a skinned, dead cat. The father may have been a schoolteacher, the devil, or a bear. A room full of women testified to this monstrous birth, but authorities were more skeptical. What did Bowker actually give birth to? Find out the answers to...   Who was Agnes Bowker, alleged mother of cats? How did the public react to this incredible birth? What can we learn from this bizarre story about the history pregnancy and gender?   Get your weekly dose of hilarious history from the time of Shakespeare, Henry VIII, and Elizabeth I. Contact us at, Facebook, Twitter.