Character: Ursula Sontheil aka Mother Shipton 

26 writer: Sarah Farley 



The legends about soothsayer and healer, Ursula Sontheil, are as intriguing as her prophecies. But are the tales about the famous Yorkshire foundling folklore or fact?




When the midnight Tempest weaves despair

An Orphan will breathe life into a Little Bear


Crook’d of back and bulg’d of eye

She’ll be banish’d to the Cave that doth petrify


With Nature’s healing gift, she will be bless’d

Yet she’ll be remember’d as Mother Shipton, Prophetess


A tragic lyfe: outcast ‘til she dy’d

Years hence they’ll honour she who never ly’d

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