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Poet Laureate takes on the witches

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To think that radical sociologists once used to claim the Pendle witch executions as an illustration of the appalling gender discrimination against older women healers in the community and now it is written and spoken about as an obvious case of ignorant scapegoating of innocents in an historical context of fractured social relations...."The poor, persecuted Pendle witches are at last getting recognition in spades, with everything from a community quilt to a verses by the Poet Laureate lined up to mark the 400th anniversary of their execution......Read on

 

Poet Laureate takes on the witches

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