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Guest Post – The First Welsh Witch – Gwen Ferch Ellis

When you think of a witch, what comes to mind? Green skin? Pointy Hat? Broomstick? Black cat? These are all iconic characteristics of ‘witches’ as we have come to know them in twenty-first-century popular culture, but in the Early Modern period the word ‘witch’ meant something else. The existence of witches was feared throughout the…

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Royal Witches – A Halloween Review

AD How do you stop a powerful woman? Call her a witch. Alongside treason, it is probably the worst thing a woman could be accused of. Once you have been tainted with the accusation of witchcraft, there’s no going back. Throughout history, any women who defied their societal norms was open to accusations of witchcraft….

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