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Mary Ann Bevan: the Ugliest Woman in the World. The latest instalment of London Epitaphs, a collection of fascinating short podcasts based on the headstones of Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery

In the 1920s, Mary Ann Bevan was known as the Ugliest Woman in the World but the story of how she came by the title is a tragic one. The third in a new series of true stories based on the gravestones of Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery in South East London. Read and researched by Mike Guilfoyle and made by Tempest Productions.

Mary Ann Bevan took up the title of being "the ugliest woman in the world" to feed her children