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The Somerset Witch Attack
Episode 77th March 2022 • The BackTracker History Show • The Backtracker
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Season: 3 Episode: 7

On April 4th 1823, the Somerset Assizes were filled with an excited and curious crowd. They were there to see the three women who were charged under Lord Ellenborough's Act, of maliciously cutting and stabbing an old woman with the intent to murder her.

Why?

Because they believed her to be a witch

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SOURCES

Bristol Mercury - Monday 14 April 1823

Exeter Flying Post - Thursday 10 April 1823

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Intro music by The Model Folk 

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