Download e-book for kindle: Accused: British Witches throughout History by Willow Winsham

By Willow Winsham

ISBN-10: 1473850037

ISBN-13: 9781473850033

The picture of the witch - crook-nosed, disagreeable of disposition and with a penchant for harming her neighbours - is definitely tested within the well known mind's eye. for centuries the accusation of witchcraft has been levelled opposed to ladies through the British Isles: such girls have been feared, persecuted, respected and reviled, with many finishing their trips on the stake or noose. faraway from a mass of pitiable, faceless sufferers in spite of the fact that, every one case tells its personal tale, with a unique lady at its middle, spanning the centuries all the way down to the current.

What did it rather suggest to be accused as a witch? Why, and through whom, have been such accusations made? used to be it attainable to outlive, and what awaited those that did? organize to delve into the fascinating background of witchcraft with an in-depth exploration of a few of the main interesting and infamous girls accused of being witches from around the British Isles. On a trip from 14th century eire to twentieth century Hampshire, Accused examines the why, the how, and, most significantly, the who of those tantalising and evocative instances.

Using trial records, modern pamphlets, church and census files and a wealth of different resources, 11 accused ladies are dropped at existence in a biographical process that may take the reader again in time. Meticulously researched and skilfully and painstakingly woven, this publication could be fundamental to an individual with an curiosity within the well known subject of the background of witchcraft and a love of attention-grabbing and various contributors. environment all of the “accused” of their social and historic context, Willow Winsham offers a clean and revealing examine her topics, bringing her particular type and fervour for aspect to this pleasing learn.

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