Official blog for historical thriller author Nancy Bilyeau, author of The Crown, The Chalice and The Tapestry, an award-winning Tudor-mystery trilogy, and The Blue, a novel of suspense set in 18th century
Friday, December 21, 2012
The End of the World & Mother Shipton
"The world to an end shall come, in eighteen hundred and eighty-one."
That prediction made people across England panic, sleeping outside and praying for hours in church. The source of the prophecy was Mother Shipton, the Tudor-era seer and witch. Or was it? How much of her life is fact and how much fiction?
I dug into the shadowy life of Mother Shipton and made some surprising discoveries...