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The Witch of Edmonton: Understanding the Historical Case of Mother Sawyer

27th March – 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free
Dr Jonathan Vischer at The Linen Hall - The Witch of Edmonton event

A talk by Dr Jonathan Vischer 

Dr Jonathan Vischer is the author of the recently published historical novel, ‘The Wonderful Discovery of Elizabeth Sawyer’. Jonathan spent five years mapping the life of Elizabeth Sawyer (1572-1621), who was hanged as a witch in 1621 and is commemorated in the Jacobean tragicomedy, ‘The Witch of Edmonton’. Jonathan will read extracts from his novel and share his findings about witchcraft in post-Reformation England. He will also discuss what Sawyer’s life and death reveal about the changing status of women in Tudor and Jacobean times.

 

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Date:
27th March
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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The Linen Hall Library
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+44 (0)28 9032 1707
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