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By Willow Winsham

The photo of the witch - crook-nosed, disagreeable of disposition and with a penchant for harming her neighbours - is easily demonstrated within the renowned mind's eye. for centuries the accusation of witchcraft has been levelled opposed to girls 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 even if, each one case tells its personal tale, with a special girl at its middle, spanning the centuries right down to the current.

What did it relatively suggest to be accused as a witch? Why, and by way of whom, have been such accusations made? was once it attainable to outlive, and what awaited those that did? arrange to delve into the appealing heritage of witchcraft with an in-depth exploration of a few of the main interesting and infamous ladies 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 circumstances.

Using trial records, modern pamphlets, church and census documents and a wealth of different assets, 11 accused ladies are delivered to lifestyles in a biographical method that might take the reader again in time. Meticulously researched and skilfully and painstakingly woven, this publication should be vital to an individual with an curiosity within the well known subject of the historical past of witchcraft and a love of attention-grabbing and various contributors. environment all the “accused” of their social and ancient context, Willow Winsham supplies a clean and revealing examine her matters, bringing her particular variety and fervour for aspect to this beautiful learn.

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