The Witches of Warboys: An Extraordinary Story of Sorcery, Sadism and Satanic Possession
There is no more dramatic story in the annals of English witchcraft than that of The Witches of Warboys. On a foggy November day in 1589, when one of the five daughters of Robert and Elizabeth Throckmorton suddenly fell sick, no one in the small English village of Warboys could have predicted the terrifying events that would follow. Or envisaged that four years later, in A...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published December 15th 2007 by I. B. Tauris
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Dec 08, 2008 Richard rated it 2 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Historians of the sixteenth century, witch-craze enthusiasts
This is the extended and rather confused account of the supposed bewitchment of the Throckmorton girls by the Samuels family. Don't expect explanations for the girls' behaviour which would stack up in twenty-first century terms and this book is almost acceptable.