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Subject: Re: Why was Edmund Colles "a man of bad character"?
Date: 16 May 2006 13:56:36 -0700
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John Brandon schrieb:
> Elsewhere he is called a "grave and learned justice of this shire" --
I am just as interested in the neighbouring account of the punishment
of the London woman who confessed in 1573 to having attempted to kill
her husband by means of sorcery; the account states in part:
"the said Alice Lambard should [have] written in great letters upon her
head, 'for devising and practising, by cosening and witchcraft, to
destroy and murder her husband', [while her three accomplices] should
have written in great letters upon their heads, ''for devising and
practising with Alice Lambert, by cosening and witchcraft, to destroy
the said Alice's husband'."
They must have had mighty large heads!