Willow Winsham's Accused: British Witches throughout History PDF

By Willow Winsham

The picture of the witch - crook-nosed, disagreeable of disposition and with a penchant for harming her neighbours - is definitely confirmed within the well known mind's eye. for centuries the accusation of witchcraft has been levelled opposed to ladies in the course of the British Isles: such ladies 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 notwithstanding, each one case tells its personal tale, with a different girl at its middle, spanning the centuries right 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 pleasing historical past 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 files, modern pamphlets, church and census documents and a wealth of different resources, 11 accused girls are dropped at existence in a biographical technique that might take the reader again in time. Meticulously researched and skilfully and painstakingly woven, this ebook should be vital to someone with an curiosity within the renowned subject of the background of witchcraft and a love of interesting and various members. atmosphere all the “accused” of their social and old context, Willow Winsham gives you a clean and revealing examine her topics, bringing her exact sort and fervour for aspect to this fascinating learn.

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