The Midwife's Apprentice Setting & Symbolism

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The Village

An unnamed village in the middle ages. Alyce enters the village as an orphan with no prospects and winds up the midwife's apprentice.

The Cat and Cheese

The name of the inn where Alyce works. The inn is named after Purr, Alyce's cat, after the two leave to return to the village.

Salisbury

The town where the important couple lives. Alyce is invited to live with them there and care for their son.

Oxford

The town where Magister Reese lives with his sister.

The Manor

The estate in the village where Alyce finds a home. Alyce sends Edward to the manor to find a position and a place to stay.

The Field

A field outside of the village where Jane and the baker meet secretly.

Old North Road

The road that runs through the village.

The Dung Heap

The pile of dung where Alyce sleeps at...

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