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A Witch Saved

This is from Felix Farley’s Bristol Journal from 1773: A few days ago, at the Village of Seend, in Wiltshire, a Report prevailed, that a Woman who was dangerously ill of a putrid Fever, was bewitched, and this Report excited the Curiosity of Numbers of her Neighbours to go and se hr. The Fever attending … Continue reading

A Witch In Wiltshire

Here’s a story from Felix Farley’s Bristol Journal of arch 1773 showing how easy it was even in the late 18th century, to be accused of witchcraft, and the importance of the often much condened local magistrates. “A few days ago, at the village of Seend, in Wiltshire, a Report prevailed that a Woman who … Continue reading