Episode 7

The Somerset Witch Attack

Season: 3 Episode: 7

On April 4th 1823, the Somerset Assizes were filled with an excited and curious crowd. They were there to see the three women who were charged under Lord Ellenborough's Act, of maliciously cutting and stabbing an old woman with the intent to murder her.

Why?

Because they believed her to be a witch

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SOURCES

Bristol Mercury - Monday 14 April 1823

Exeter Flying Post - Thursday 10 April 1823

Ancestry

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Hello there! My name is Alice and this is The Backtracker History Show Podcast where I ask you to join me on a meander down through the archives to find out more about the people, places and events from the past.

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