A Strange and Lamentable Accident / Uno strano e lamentevole evento

John Locke


It is the story of a headless child, whose birth occurred in Mears Ashby, Northamptonshire, in 1642: through the vicissitudes of the main character, Mary Wilmore – who is punished with the birth of a monstrous child for refusing a sacred rite – the author John Locke stigmatizes a rebellious woman who does not adheres to religious conformity and together attacks all the agitators of false doctrines.


English Civil Wars; Gender History; Headless Monster; Monstrous Birth; Religious Non-Conformity.


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ISSN: 2465-0315

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