Viewed from a Western, 21st century perspective, the story is hard to believe, bordering on the unimaginable especially when one considers that Meriam was sent to prison for her so-called crime of apostasy while 8 months pregnant, is in prison with her 20-month old son, is to be given 100 lashes and put to death by hanging. Is it the 21st century or the 11th, 2014 or 1014? Or is it perhaps 203 A.D.
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The story of Perpetua and Felicity is easily accessible, but I read a particularly thoughtful account in a little book called Married Saints by John Fink. You may find more here and perhaps here where you might also take a look at the author's book.