TheQueenOfTheNight · 17/06/2021 19:44
In April1650, Brechin woman Catharin Walker was accused of witchcraft, for, among other things, booting a man in the balls so hard he died.
TheQueenOfTheNight · 17/06/2021 19:49
@Diamondinthewoof you might find this interesting. Note that Catharin(e) didn't just have a lucky kick, she did it again. Maybe she was working on a signature move.
Fleek · 17/06/2021 20:25
Good for her.
There's a cliff near Stirling, I think, where so-called witches were thrown off. My friend was showing me pictures and it was so chilling - these details are so easily forgotten in wider society. I can hardly manage to imagine communities just deciding a woman was a witch and going through with throwing her to her death like that.
ItsAllGoingToBeFine · 17/06/2021 20:38
There's a statue to remember women accused of witchcraft in Prestonpans womenofscotland.org.uk/memorials/statue-alleged-witches-executed-prestonpans
ArabellaScott · 17/06/2021 20:54
ItsAllGoingToBeFine · 17/06/2021 21:00
Thanks, that's a really interesting link - sad to see how many there are.
ArabellaScott · 17/06/2021 21:19
I am going to blithely say that many of them are just records of trials and not necessarily led to convictions or anything, and just pretend I don't know how many women died. (And a few men and some children).
They went absolutely barmy on the witches, in Scotland. I think it was at least partly down to James 1st/6th's twisted hatred of his mother, myself.
KimikosNightmare · 17/06/2021 22:55
Thank you. That's fascinating.
Seymour5 · 17/06/2021 23:01
A horrific one is the Witches' Stone in Forres, Morayshire. Legend has it that women suspected of witchcraft were put in a barrel studded with nails and rolled down Cluny Hill. I remember seeing it as a child on holiday.
Sexnotgender · 18/06/2021 07:47
Can't you? Given how people behave on Twitter, I can well imagine what a mob mentality is like.
Totally agree. I can 100% imagine this happening.
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