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Connie Lapallo

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Connie Lapallo is the author of two novels based on the true story of colonial Jamestown's first women and children. During her research, she discovered that fifteen generations ago her grandmother Cecily had come to Jamestown in 1611 as an eleven year old. Cecily's mother Joan had come two years before that in 1609. These facts were indisputably in the records. Yet most history books said no women or children were at Jamestown. The realization that history had not only forgotten these women but even denied their existence wouldn’t let Connie go. She set out to tell these women’s story.

Connie is recognized as a historian regarding these early 17th century settlers and has spoken to more than 400 groups, societies, clubs, and schools. She i

Childbirth during the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods was a time when a woman called together her closest friends—her god-siblings—to help with the delivery. The midwife delivered while the god-siblings helped out, creating a warm, womblike atmosphere in the room and serving up hot caudle. After a while, “god sibling” became shortened to “gossip”—with its dual meaning of a confidante and happy...

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