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...


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