Identical Young Ladies
The survival of multiple births was rare in the Late Victorian Britain. Not surprising, given the myriad of poisons that contaminated their lives. While no woman managed to have even quadruplets in England. In other countries, not so contaminated, having quadruplets did happen, just not often.
However, in England, there were no quadruplets, quintuplets, nor sextuplets born during Late Victorian. Give all the poisons in their homes, including arsenic in the wallpaper, asbestos in the walls, raw sewage seeping up through improper toilets, not to mention tainted milk and mothers quieting their babies with laudanum, heroine, and cocaine it was frankly a miracle that any child managed to survive to adulthood.
In reality, the first set of English sextuplets weren’t born until nearly a century later.
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