Mayternity Through Time: Tudor England
It was dark. The sun had set a short while ago, but A single woman, remained awake. Her eyes were red and raw, but it was barely visible in the flickering candle light. She shouldn’t have let the candle burn so long.
She was in a small hovel, but she called it home. She didn’t even know the word ‘hovel’.
To her, this tiny little cabin, was the only type of home she knew. She sat on the floor, caressing two things. One was her daughter, who was curled up by her side, and the other was her belly, which held her unborn child.
She glanced at the candle. How was it that so many had returned from the war, but her husband had not? She had waited. Waited for days. Every day she had prayed. Prayed with all her heart. People said that there were 12,000 soldiers, fighting. Her husband was one of them.
The Battle of Stoke Field, people had started calling it. She gently lowered her daughter’s head to the floor and stood up and walked out. She had hoped that he would r