The Biddenden Maids

Mary and Elizabeth Chulkhurst, the Biddenden Maids (1100-1134)


Born in Biddenden, Kent, Mary and Elizabeth Chulkhurst were Pygopagous twins i.e they were united at the shoulders and hips. One died before the other, who refused to be separated, saying ‘As we came together, we will also go together.’ Their legacy was to be used to produce commemorative cakes for the poor, showing their image.

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