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The Mysteries of Mother Shipton
Helen Shay, Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of York

Mother ShiptonMother Shipton, public domain, Wikimedia Commons
  • Monday 15 June 2015, 7.00PM to 8.00pm
  • Free admission
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  • ATB/042, Seebohm Rowntree Building (See locations page)


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This curious Tudor lady, based locally in Yorkshire and particularly associated with York, Cawood and Knaresborough has fascinated generations.  But who really was she?  Did she really foretell Wolsey’s downfall and the siege of York, not to mention the internet, air travel and, famously, the end of the world?  How did she once come to rival Nostradamus in her reputation for prophecy, and yet also become apparently the inspiration for the first pantomime dame?  Find out more about this legendary wise woman, her life, her prophecies and her significance locally - as well as what her foresight might mean for us all today.

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