The Ranters Monster / Il mostro dei Ranters

Anonymous (1652)

Abstract


It is the story of a monstrous child, whose birth took place in Tillingham, Essex. Mary Adams is a woman with psychotic traits, characterized by a strong religious disturbance up to the self-celebration of herself as a new Virgin Mary waiting for the revived Messiah. The woman, who curses the members of the Puritan Parliament on her deathbed, is punished both as a representative of a sectarian movement and as an enemy of the prevailing political faction.


Keywords


English Civil Wars; Gender History; Headless Monster; Monstrous Birth; Sectarianism.

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