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By Willow Winsham

ISBN-10: 1473850037

ISBN-13: 9781473850033

The snapshot of the witch - crook-nosed, disagreeable of disposition and with a penchant for harming her neighbours - is easily confirmed within the renowned mind's eye. for centuries the accusation of witchcraft has been levelled opposed to girls during 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 although, each one case tells its personal tale, with a special 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? arrange to delve into the eye-catching background of witchcraft with an in-depth exploration of a few of the main attention-grabbing 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 circumstances.

Using trial files, modern pamphlets, church and census files and a wealth of different assets, 11 accused girls are delivered to lifestyles in a biographical strategy that would take the reader again in time. Meticulously researched and skilfully and painstakingly woven, this publication may be integral to an individual with an curiosity within the well known subject of the heritage of witchcraft and a love of attention-grabbing and various members. surroundings all the “accused” of their social and old context, Willow Winsham promises a clean and revealing examine her topics, bringing her precise kind and fervour for element to this eye-catching learn.

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