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on 30 April 2017
Great book.
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on 4 August 2017
Takes a loooooong time to say little. OK at times.
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on 10 March 2012
Having read whatever locally produced material on this little known but significant history of the county in which I live, I purchased this book and read it cover to cover with much interest. It's certainly THE definitive report of events, well researched from available archives. Three innocent paupers get accused, over a period of time, of witchcraft by a number of brattish children belonging to local gentry connected with Cromwell ( murderer of Irish Catholics, celebrated English puritan type). It's 5 or 600 odd years old now, but this case of witchcraft actually set the precedent for the Salem witch trials later held in 'America' and famously made into a play called 'The Crucible' by Arthur Miller. I'd like to think Arthur had made himself familiar with our rich local history when researching his play, but I doubt it. Anyway, it's a truly sad story of ignorance, class, torture and execution. In a way, this kind of grim absurd crap still goes on today in various parts of the world. Great book for people with a fascination of this particular subject, and an excellent historical piece.
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on 28 June 2015
The Samuels family are our local heroes who sadly fell victim to the vagueries of the time, at the hands of a local rich, powerful & influencial family.
The Throckmorton girls should have been reprimanded for their behaviour but sadly the class system & superstition ruled......
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on 16 January 2016
Still reading great book
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on 29 June 2009
have wanted to read this book for a while, as I have heard all about the story. A pretty well documented occurrence of the area I am living in. Lots of facts on the History of the area at this time.
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on 7 March 2013
Bit hard going in places trying to keep up with who was who and relationaships, good book however, good price, recommend the supplier.
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