an Old woman, was Tryed for a Witch, it being Swore against her, that she used divers Hellish Arts and Inchantations to destroy divers Persons especially that she lamed and distorted by her Cunning in Witchcraft and Sorcery, one Mary Palmer , and killed another as the Evidence believed, but not making it appear what means she used, or how the matter was brought about, and divers Persons appearing to Testifie her Life and Conversation, she was Acquitted .Yeah "divers Persons" and the British tradition of not using torture. Nowadays? Not so clear.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Much of the Old Bailey is online!! And searchable!! Good news!! Why? Because on 12 July 1683 justice was not perverted for one Jane Dodson, who was