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Echoing the sentiment in my earlier comment, hospitals were chiefly a venue where the poor would go until the mid-century, and births occurred at home with ad hoc midwives otherwise. The story behind hand washing before childbirth (an interesting read in its own right) elaborates on the reasons why hospitals attracted the poor: Maternity institutions ...


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The French noblewomen usually were named based on where she was born, in the case of many Isabelle born in Burgundy, the first in line would be Isabelle of Burgundy, the second would be Isabelle of Dijon (or whatever town was the most populated by then/where she really was born) and so on. In the case where one of them inherited a noble title and were left ...


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