By Ivan Bunn
In 1662, Amy Denny and Rose Cullender have been accused of witchcraft, stood trial and have been hanged in Lowestoft. an ordeal of Witches is an in-depth learn of this trial and an research of the court docket approaches and the bigger social, cultural and political issues of the interval.
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Extra info for A Trial of Witches: A Seventeenth Century Witchcraft Prosecution
41 He too probably was from another place since the Lowestoft parish registers do not list his baptism. It is interesting to note that there was a family named Hicks living at Denton in the early seventeenth century It is from this parish, or its vicinity, that Samuel Pacy’s wife originated. On June 24, two months after her wedding, Rose Cullender bore her first child, Elizabeth. 42 During the next twelve years, Rose Cullender had eight more children. Of the nine, five had died before reaching the age of ten, including twins, Peter and Mary, born in 1632.
The reign of Charles II is counted as beginning from January 29, 1649, when his father was executed by beheading, as if the Commonwealth period never had existed. The year of Charles II’s return from exile and restoration, 1660, is reckoned as the twelfth year of his reign. The 1662 trial therefore took place in what would be called the fourteenth year of his reign. Cheney, Handbook of Datesfor Students of English History, London: Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1945, p. ” The accused then would be called to the bar by the clerk by name and commanded to hold up her hand.
This is the part that Hale had played with John Bunyan’s wife. ”73 What is especially notable is that within two weeks of the first gift of herring to those in Sir Matthew Hale’s employ, back in Lowestoft Amy Denny and Rose Cullender were arrested for witchcraft and held for trial before Hale at the forthcoming assize session. Samuel Pacy’s daughters had been suffering for at least four months, and Amy Denny had been sent to the stocks because of their sickness. But only directly after the meetings in London was felony action taken against the suspected witches.
A Trial of Witches: A Seventeenth Century Witchcraft Prosecution by Ivan Bunn