The Folklore Podcast

The Folklore Podcast


January 11, 2022

Season 7 of The Folklore Podcast begins with an examination of the case of the Bideford Witches - three poor women from a port town in Devon in the South West of the UK who are notable for the fact that they were the last three women accused of witchcraft to be hanged in England. But exactly how much of their story has anything to do with witchcraft, and how much is a commentary on the social and physical conditions of those living in poverty in our past?

Dr John Callow discusses his research into the case, which forms the backbone of his new book on the women.

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