- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 538 KB
- Print Length: 434 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1770830731
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B004UJD4FK
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- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
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Witch Stories Kindle Edition
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This book tells the tales of many such women, condemned on the flimsiest of evidence, in England and Scotland. Many of the Scottish tales are rather hard to read, as they were written in Lowlands Scottish dialect, which does nothing to conceal the brutality and injustice of those times.
These days, an allegation of witchcraft is unlikely to work unless one resides in certain parts of Africa or in rural Pakistan; in Africa, "witch killings" are still not unknown whilst, in parts of Pakistan, a mob may be incited to call for someone's death merely because they were alleged to have burnt pages from the Koran.
In some ways, it is a pity that witchcraft trials died out as I'm quite sure that Margaret Thatcher bewitched the coal mines she wanted to close. Coal seams that had been profitable for decades suddenly became "uneconomic". Miners' leaders became divided, whilst policemen acted with uncustomary brutality and aggression. I am equally sure that, at one time or another, she may have spoken to the Downing Street cat, tasked officially with killing any mice but which may have been her familiar or intermediary with the Devil. Has she ever been known to swim?
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