History Reading Room: Witches and Richard II

In Halloween history news, the ghost of Jennette Device has been apparently seen roaming around a church in Pendle recently.  She was the 9 year old girl who testified against her own mother and sister in the famous Pendle Witch Trials which saw ten people convicted and killed for witchcraft (8…

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Witchcraft in Tudor England

I’m working this week on two podcast episodes with the History, Bitches podcast (which is great) that we’re putting out jointly, on Halloween themes, including witches and ghosts.  Today we recorded ghosts, so different places where Tudor ghosts are meant to be haunting, and tomorrow is witches.  As such, I’ve…

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