A Most Certain Strange and True Discovery

of a Witch. Being taken by some of the Parliament Forces as she was standing on a small plank board and sailing on it over the River of Newbury. Nice piece of reportage from 1643. Whether she was a witch, we’ll never know, but she is wearing an untied coif, bodice, petticote, kerchief and apron. The cuffs of her smock are visible too. No shoes though.

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One Comment to “A Most Certain Strange and True Discovery”

  1. I come across this transcription and commentry giving some background to this woodcut: http://roy25booth.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/witch-at-newbury-1643.html

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