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date: 28 February 2021

Shipton, Motherlocked

(supp. fl. 1530)
  • Arnold Kellett


Shipton, Mother (supp.fl. 1530), supposed witch and prophetess, is a mostly legendary figure. The only historical support for her existence as a woman living in Tudor York is found in the slim pamphlet The Prophesie of Mother Shipton in the Raigne of King Henry the Eighth...

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Notes and Queries
S. Pepys, ed. R. Latham & W. Matthews, 11 vols. (1970–83); repr. (1995); repr. (2000)
British Library, London