Not only is my birthday today, but another celebrated event took place on this day:
Eve Cohan’s baptism created a huge uproar in London towards the end of the 17th century.The story of her “conversion” to Christianity is to be found in a booklet published in London in 1680.
Gilbert Burnet, The Conversion Persecutions of Eve Cohan : Now Called Elizabeth Verboon, a Person of Quality of the Jewish Religion, Who Was Baptized the 10th of October, 1680, at St. Martins in the Fields By … William, Lord Bishop of St. Asaph (London: Printed by J.D. for Richard
The front cover of the booklet reads: “A Person of the Quality of the Jewish Religion, Who was baptised the 10th October 1680 At St.Martins in the Fields, by the Right Reverend Father in God, William Lord Bishop of St. Asaph”.
It gives a picture not only of the society…
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