Agnes Finnie: Witch of Potterrow Port (Feb)

Agnes Finnie: Witch of Potterrow Port

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She has been commonlie called a rank witch these many years bygane - the trial of agnes finnie, kirk session of greyfriars 1644 Agnes Finnie’s story is much more nuanced and more interesting than that of the stereotypical poor defenceless woman persecuted by the Kirk. Through Agnes’ story, the everyday lives of ordinary people struggling to survive are revealed. Scotland became increasingly seen as a land under threat from the Devil and his handmaidens: witches. The women and men who were accused of witchcraft were real people with real lives. This is just one of their stories. During the 17th century when witch hunts were a daily occurrence, if a woman was arrested and accused of being a witch she would be tried and usually found guilty in a matter of days, even hours. This was not the case for Agnes, a working woman living in the tenements of Edinburgh. Her whole trial was unusual. It took months of deliberation from the jury.
  • Stock No
  • 60428
  • EAN/ISBN
  • 9781804250198
  • Author
  • Mary W. Craig
  • Format
  • PB
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