A sneak peek of #FolkloreThursday’s new book, Treasury of Folklore – Woodlands and Forests: Wild Gods, World Trees and Werewolves. Come with us now on a journey into the forests; walk with us as we delve into the tales and traditions enfolded within the woodlands of the world. Pick up your lantern and step into the dark branches as we dig deep into the soil to unearth their mysteries. There are stories to be heard, so listen softly, and you will hear the tales the leaves of ages whisper into the wind …
here is no name from the period of England’s witch trials more infamous than that of Matthew Hopkins, the self-styled witchfinder who was instrumental in the witch-panic that swept East Anglia in the middle of the 17th century.
In the great wealth of witch-related lore, the image of the persecuted local midwife is one of the most enduringly popular.
@DeeDeeChainey interviews @WillowWinsham about her book, Accused: British Witches Throughout History
In the Essex village of Great Leighs, a witch named Anne Hughes was burned at the stake for the crime of bewitching her husband to death.